TYPO3-CORE-SA-2015-002: Access bypass when editing file metadata

Categories: TYPO3 CMS Created by Helmut Hummel
It has been discovered, that editors could change, create or delete metadata of files without permission.
Component Type: TYPO3 CMS Release Date: July 1, 2015

Vulnerable subcomponent: Backend

Vulnerability Type: Broken Access Control Affected Versions: Versions 6.2.0 to 6.2.13, 7.0.0 to 7.3.0 Severity: Low Suggested CVSS v2.0: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N/E:F/RL:OF/RC:C CVE: not assigned yet Problem Description: It has been discovered, that editors with access to file meta data table could change, create or delete metadata of files which are not within their file mounts. Solution: Update to TYPO3 versions 6.2.14 or 7.3.1 that fix the problem described. Credits: Thanks to Marc Bastian Heinrichs who discovered and reported the issue. General Advice: Follow the recommendations that are given in the TYPO3 Security Guide. Please subscribe to the typo3-announce mailing list. General Note: All security related code changes are tagged so that you can easily look them up on our review system.