Category Archives Magento Security

Magento SUPEE-10266 and New Versions: Update Immediately

Magento, one of the most favored e-commerce platforms, is often a target for cyber-criminals. Its huge popularity owes to its strict security practices, a timely update of system core and immediate fixes to security issues. Magento's latest security update contains multiple security enhancements. These updates relate to the Magento Open Source (formerly Community Edition) and Magento Commerce (formerly Enterprise Edition).…

When it comes to empowering retailers and brands, Magento is one of the most widely used e-commerce platforms. However, with great power comes greater responsibility of adhering to security practices for safe e-commerce businesses. On the contrary, Magento is one of the highest targeted e-commerce platforms for credit card fraud and user credential theft, with a staggering 62% of stores…

Magento Amasty RMA Plugin

About Amasty RMA Extension Vulnerabilities During a security audit engagement with a client using Magento, our engineers discovered a few critical vulnerabilities in Amasty RMA extension. The first vulnerability allows a hacker to upload malicious files on the server. Since php files can also be uploaded, a hacker can easily upload malicious shells like c99, r57, anishell etc to the…

15 Signs Your Website Has Been Hacked

Most customers discover that their website is hacked on seeing the 'Red Screen of Death' by Google or when a customer tells them. This can be dangerous because it means your website has been infected for a long time and may have damaged your website's reputation and privacy. Websites have become central to all businesses these days. They handle everything from e-Commerce…

OpenCart Magento Malware Infections

Last week was quite a busy one for our team. We tackled a number of website hack cases. A number of instances were of malware infections, websites getting blacklisted by Google and even getting defaced by hackers. Statistically, majority of these cases were from OpenCart followed by Magento. The top three OpenCart & Magento malware infections/attack vectors found were: The…

Recently, we published an update on a severe Magento vulnerability which was released by the DefenceCode team. Soon after Bosko Stankovic (the Defensecode researcher who discovered this Magento vulnerability) released a follow-up article. Bosko confirms that Magento would be patching these in the upcoming updates. Through this article, Astra aims to explain the severity of these vulnerabilities, and how one needs to…

Japanese SEO Spam/Keyword Hack Many website owners have contacted us worried about Japanese SEO Spam or Japanese Keyword Hack in Google search results for their websites. This happens when different web pages are shown to search engines and normal visitors. This particular Blackhat SEO technique hijacks Google search results by displaying Japanese words in the title and description of the infected…

Magento Extension PDF Invoice Plus Vulnerability by Astra Magento Security

About PDF Invoice Plus Magento Extension Vulnerability A couple of weeks ago, our security team was performing a security audit on a customer store using Magento. While testing the extensions used by the customer, a critical vulnerability was found in the extension PDF Invoice Plus. This extension is a widely used extension by hundreds of Magento stores to generate invoices…

Recently a new severe 0-day Magento vulnerability has been released by DefenceCode team in an advisory. If you are vulnerable from this, attackers are capable of remotely executing  arbitrary code. As of now the vulnerability has been confirmed for the Magento Community edition as the researcher did not test for the enterprise edition. But since both the version use same base code there is…

Magento-Module-XSS-AffiliatePlus-GetAstra.com

A couple of weeks ago, we were performing a security scan for a customer using Magento shop. While auditing their website our team found a critical vulnerability in Affiliate Plus module. According to Affiliate Plus' website, 7000+ stores use the extension. This Affiliate Plus Magento module XSS vulnerability leaves a number of Magento stores vulnerable. About Affiliate Plus Magento Module XSS When logged…

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