A vulnerability in extension Drag Drop Mass Upload (ameos_dragndropupload)

A vulnerability has been found in the following third-party TYPO3 extension: ameos_dragndropupload

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

Affected Versions: Version 2.0.2 and below

Vulnerability Types: Arbitrary Code Execution

Severity: Critical

Suggested CVSS v2.0: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:P/E:U/RL:OF/RC:C (What's that?)

Release Date: 07.09.2011


Problem Description:  Failing to properly authenticate the user, ameos_dragndropupload can be used to upload any files without beeing logged in.

Solution: Update to version 3.0.0 or higher. At the time of the publication of this advisory, the current version of the extension is 3.1.1. which is available from the TYPO3 extension manager and attypo3.org/extensions/repository/view/ameos_dragndropupload/3.1.1/.

General advice: Follow the recommendations that are given in the TYPO3 Security Cookbook. Please subscribe to thetypo3-announce mailing list to receive future Security Bulletins via E-mail.

Credits: Thanks to Oliver Hader who discovered and reported this issue.