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Kunena 5.1.5 Released - Security Release (14 Oct 2018)

The Kunena team has announce the arrival of Kunena 5.1.5 [K 5.1.5] which is now available for download as a native Joomla extension for J! 3.8.x. This version addresses most of the issues that were discovered in K 5.1 and issues discovered during the development stages of K 5.1. This is a Security release.

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6 years 3 months ago #1 by smerdini
Hello, I'm running Kunena 1.7.2 on a Joomla 2.5.6 website.

I need your opinion on something weird that's happening on my website.
Some of my users using Chrome told me this:
- while surfing the website some popup raise and show advertising (i don't use any pop up)
- sometimes their avast antivirus tries to block some bad URL (usually when surfing my forum)
- while they write a post some of the words become clickable and points to advertising

My security knowledge is very little...
Is my website spreading malware?
Are the users' computers infected with malware?
Any other ideas?

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6 years 3 months ago #2 by smerdini
Replied by smerdini on topic Got malware on my forum?
Additional info:
a user just told me that an advertising windows raised up just after pressing the Submit button.
Any idea please?

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6 years 3 months ago #3 by 810
Replied by 810 on topic Got malware on my forum?
please add a link to your site.


Do you use any advertising plugins on your site.

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6 years 3 months ago - 6 years 3 months ago #4 by smerdini
Replied by smerdini on topic Got malware on my forum?
Hello 810, no I don't use any advertising plugins.
I want to keep private the URL, can I send you the URL by PM?

also I checked out my website on pingdom tools and in the list
of file/path I see there is an "about:blank".
Does it mean that my website is popping up a window?
Last edit: 6 years 3 months ago by smerdini.

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6 years 3 months ago #5 by Matias
Replied by Matias on topic Got malware on my forum?
Important question: are you using feature that allows Joomla content modules to run in Kunena? Because of a few of those content plugins were never meant to be used by normal users and may have bad security flaws allowing users to post javascript and so on.

Please edit those messages and try to find out if they contain some extra code.

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6 years 3 months ago #6 by smerdini
Replied by smerdini on topic Got malware on my forum?
Hello Matias, do you mean the "Joomla Content Plugin Support" feature in the configuration of kunena?
If you mean that, no I don't use it, it's set to NO as always.

Some additional info:
- just few users see this pop up
- I've never seen it
- I thought it was an adware on the PC of those users who see the pop up
- I told them to use spybot and they did it
- they still can see the pop up after scanning with spybot
- now I see this "about:blank" from pingdom tools that really is confusing me

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6 years 3 months ago #7 by Matias
Replied by Matias on topic Got malware on my forum?
Yes, the feature inside the configuration.

Honestly I have no idea what it could be. If some of your users are seeing the popup, please ask them to download the html and send it to you.

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