Improper Access Control vulnerability in extension fal_sftp (fal_sftp)

It has been discovered that the extension "fal_sftp" (fal_sftp) is susceptible to Improper Access Control.

Release Date: October 17, 2014

Bulletin Update: October 18, 2014 (added CVE)

Component Type: Third party extension. This extension is not a part of the TYPO3 default installation.

Affected Versions: 0.2.4, 0.2.5

Vulnerability Type: Improper Access Control

Severity: Medium

Suggested CVSS v2.0: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N/E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVE: CVE-2014-8327

Problem Description: Configured permissions of newly created files and folders for the sFTP driver are set incorrectly.

Solution: Updated version 0.2.6 is available from the TYPO3 extension manager and at Please check your existing setup and fix permission if needed! Users of the extension are advised to update the extension as soon as possible.

Credits: Credits go to Jost Baron who discovered and reported the issue.

General advice: Follow the recommendations that are given in the TYPO3 Security Guide. Please subscribe to the typo3-announce mailing list to receive future Security Bulletins via E-mail.