SQL Injection in extension "Another simple gallery" (chgallery)

It has been discovered that the extension "Another simple gallery" (chgallery) is susceptible to SQL Injection.

Release Date: March 10, 2016

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

Affected Versions: version 2.5.3 and below

Vulnerability Type: SQL Injection

Severity: High

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

Problem Description: Failing to properly sanitize user-supplied input, the extension is vulnerable to SQL Injection. A valid backend login with permission to access the plugin settings is required to exploit this vulnerability.

Solution: An updated version 2.5.4 is available from the TYPO3 Extension Manager and at https://typo3.org/extensions/repository/download/chgallery/2.5.4/t3x/. Users of the extension are advised to update the extension as soon as possible.

Credits: Credits go to Wouter van Dongen who discovered and reported the vulnerability.

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