Insecure Unserialize and SQL Injection in extension "Code Highlighter" (mh_code_highlighter)
November 14, 2016
Author: Nicole Cordes
Keywords: TYPO3, security, typo3-ext-sa-2016-029, extension, mh_code_highlighter, Insecure Unserialize, SQL Injection
It has been discovered that the extension "Code Highlighter" (mh_code_highlighter) is susceptible to Insecure Unserialize and SQL Injection.
Release Date: November 14, 2016
Component Type: Third party extension. This extension is not a part of the TYPO3 default installation.
Affected Versions: version 1.2.10 and below
Vulnerability Type: Insecure Unserialize, SQL Injection
Problem Description: The extension unserializes strings from untrusted external source. Furthermore it fails to properly sanitize incoming data and is vulnerable to SQL Injection. For both vulnerabilities a backend user with access to the extension module is needed.
Solution: An updated version 1.2.11 is available from the TYPO3 Extension Manager and at https://typo3.org/extensions/repository/download/mh_code_highlighter/1.2.11/t3x/. Users of the extension are advised to update the extension as soon as possible.
Credits: Credits go to Marc Hörsken who discovered and reported the vulnerability.