If triggered by a logged-in administrator, under default settings the attacker can leverage the vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the server via the plugin and theme editors. Alternatively the attacker could change the administrator password, create new administrator accounts, or do whatever else the currently logged-in administrator can do on the target system.
This is a vulnerability that has been recently reported too. The vulnerability is actually comprised of a chain of several vulnerabilities that ultimately allow an unauthenticated attacker to execute PHP code on the web server.
The attacker can bypass all security mechanisms and gains control of the store and its complete database, allowing credit card theft or any other administrative access into the system. This attack is not limited to any particular plugin or theme. All the vulnerabilities are present in the Magento core, and affects any default installation of both Community and Enterprise Editions.
Steps you need to take:
We strongly recommend you access all your packages and patch them immediately to avoid any issues.
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015