TYPO3-CORE-SA-2016-016: SQL Injection in TYPO3 Frontend Login

Categories: TYPO3 CMS Created by Nicole Cordes
It has been discovered, that TYPO3 is susceptible to SQL Injection.

Component Type: TYPO3 CMS

Release Date: July 19, 2016

Vulnerable subcomponent: Frontend Login

Vulnerability Type: SQL Injection

Affected Versions: Versions 6.2.0 to 6.2.25 and 7.6.0 to 7.6.9

Severity: Medium

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

CVE: not assigned yet

Problem Description: Failing to properly escape user input, the frontend login component is vulnerable to SQL Injection. A valid frontend user account is needed to exploit this vulnerability.

Solution: Update to TYPO3 versions 6.2.26 or 7.6.10 that fix the problem described.

Credits: Thanks to Oliver Hader who discovered and reported the issue.

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