30 September 2014
Executive summary: It is possible for a remote attacker to extract a remotely hosted archive while you are extracting a backup archive / installing an update, depending on your server settings. The attack is NOT possible at any other time. Merely having our software installed DOES NOT make your site vulnerable. The vulnerability was discovered and reported by Johannes Dahse of Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security (HGI), Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.
23 September 2014
It has come to our attention that GoDaddy has a very misleading post comparing security extensions for Joomla!, including Admin Tools. We want to address the blatant inaccuracies in that blog post.
20 August 2014
Today we have issued security updates of Akeeba Backup for Joomla!, Akeeba Backup for WordPress and Akeeba Solo. The information disclosure vulnerability affects the JSON remote API which is only available when you enable front-end backups. The nature of this vulnerability makes it nearly impossible to exploit unless you are an experienced cryptanalyst and cannot be used to directly hack a site (the attacker can't write to the files or a database). Even though it's extremely difficult to use in a real world situation, we have issued a security update for all versions of our backup software and request all of our users to update as a sane precaution.
Credits: the vulnerability was discovered by Marc-Alexandre Montpas of Sucuri LLC and reported on Monday, August 18th 2014.
21 July 2014
UPDATE July 29th: GoDaddy engineers have identified the issue and have deployed a reversal of the patch causing the backups problems since July 26th. However, it takes a while for all of their servers to become up to date. We have tentatively removed the warning about not providing support for GoDaddy customers but please DO NOT request support for backup failures on GoDaddy until August 4th as we can't know if your server is affected or not.