Joomla Warning Issued by Managed Hosting Provider WiredTree

Dec 22, 2015 - WiredTree issued a Joomla CMS warning recently stating a possible vulnerability within the system. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and offers a variety of hosting services, such as virtual, dedicated and hybrid.

WiredTree announced the vulnerability and stated it could impact Joomla versions prior to 3.4.6. They recommended that users upgrade immediately and stated that any users of 1.5.X or 2.5.X could use “hot-fixes” to patch the issue.

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