Joomla! websites abused as open proxy for Denial-of-Service attacks

Details of BNVL-2018-0048

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Name: Joomla! websites abused as open proxy for Denial-of-Service attacks

CVE ID: (Not set)

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The Googlemaps plugin 3.2 and earlier for Joomla! allows remote attackers with control of a sub-domain belonging to a victim domain to cause a denial of service via the 'url' parameter to plugin_googlemap3_kmlprxy.php. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2013-7428.

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