TYPO3-CORE-SA-2016-008: Denial of Service attack possibility in TYPO3 component Indexed Search

Categories: TYPO3 CMS Created by Nicole Cordes
It has been discovered, that TYPO3 is susceptible to a Denial of Service attack.

Component Type: TYPO3 CMS

Release Date: February 23, 2016

Vulnerable subcomponent: Indexed Search

Vulnerability Type: Denial of Service attack

Affected Versions: Versions 6.2.0 to 6.2.18 and 7.6.0 to 7.6.3

Severity: High

Suggested CVSS v2.0: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

CVE: not assigned yet

Problem Description: Due to an oversized maximum result limit, TYPO3 component Indexed Search is susceptible to a Denial of Service attack.

Solution: Update to TYPO3 versions 6.2.19 or 7.6.4 that fix the problem described.

Credits: Thanks to Jonas Felix who discovered and reported the issue.

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