A followup to yesterday’s Joomla Update notice. Yesterday I said that we were in the middle of updating all the Joomla sites in our care to the latest version because of a critical security patch.
What I didn’t know at that moment was that the problem was as serious as it is. An attacker could very easily gain access to your site in order to execute their own code.
Critical Update Released for Joomla 1.5, Too
Its so serious that Joomla has even issued a fix for Joomla 1.5. Despite the fact that it reached its official “end of life” at the end of 2012 (after 5 years of updates). This would be like Microsoft updating Windows 98 instead of pushing you to the newer Windows 10.
Lets Fix This Right Away!
If your site is running an old version of Joomla, give me a call and we’ll help you gain control of the situation. All version from Joomla 1.5 to 3.45 are affected. Later versions are 1-click updates, but you should backup your site first just in case. Joomla 1.5 needs a lot more work to update. If you’re not ready to do an update to the latest, I can apply today’s fix for a lot less (you’ll still have other vulnerabilities, but not this critical one).