Mayday Graphics are a printing supplies specialist based just outside Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. They approached Virya Technologies after their previous provider had quoted nearly £1000 to upgrade their Joomla! 1.5.7 to 1.5.26. They were initially a little concerned about the feasibility of the project as their provider had staunchly refused to give them Super-Administrator level access to the back-end of the site.
There were two phases to the project;
- Address the immediate need by gaining Super-Administrator access to their Joomla 1.5 website and upgrading the site to the latest version in the 1.5 branch (1.5.26)
- Migrate the site to the 2.5 branch of Joomla
My involvement in Phase one entailed a controlled compromise of the site in order to achieve privilege escalation and grant the customer full access to their site prior to the upgrade. My involvment in phase two comprised of custom module development and modification of existing extensions to meet the specified requirements.