Cross-site scripting vulnerability in extension "Powermail" (powermail)

Categories: Security Created by Torben Hansen
It has been discovered that the extension "Powermail" (powermail) is susceptible to Cross-Site Scripting.
  • Release Date: August 9, 2018
  • Component Type: Third party extension. This extension is not a part of the TYPO3 default installation.
  • Vulnerability Type: Cross-site scripting
  • Affected Versions: 2.25.2 and below 
  • Severity: Medium
  • Suggested CVSS v3.0: AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:F/RL:O/RC:C
  • CVE: not assigned yet

Problem Description

The extension uses \TYPO3\CMS\Core\Utility\GeneralUtility::removeXSS(), which is known to be vulnerable to XSS.

Note: Affected is only the old version 2.25.2 and below of Powermail for TYPO3 6.2 and 7.6


An updated version 2.25.3 is available from the TYPO3 extension manager and at
Users of the extension are advised to update the extension as soon as possible. 


Thanks to Ralf Merz who discovered and reported the vulnerability. 

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