SQL Injection in extension "News system" (news)
April 10, 2017
Author: Georg Ringer
Keywords: TYPO3, security, typo3-ext-sa-2017-001, extension, news, SQL Injection
It has been discovered that the extension "News system" (news) is susceptible to SQL Injection.
Release Date: April 10, 2017
Component Type: Third party extension. This extension is not a part of the TYPO3 default installation.
Affected Versions: versions 3.2.6 and below, 4.0.0 to 4.3.0 and 5.0.0 to 5.3.2
Vulnerability Type: SQL Injection
CVE: not assigned yet
Problem Description: The extension fails to properly sanitize user input and is susceptible to SQL Injection.
Solution: The updated versions 3.2.7 and 5.3.3 are available from the TYPO3 Extension Manager and at https://typo3.org/extensions/repository/view/news. Users of the extension are advised to update the extension as soon as possible. The updated version 4.3.1 will be available from version control or via composer.
Credits: Credits go to Ambionics Security who discovered and reported the vulnerability.
Note: In case you extended the controller of the News extension in your own extensions, be sure to apply the fix there too.