TYPO3-CORE-SA-2019-013: Cross-Site Scripting in Fluid Engine

Categories: Development Created by Oliver Hader
It has been discovered, that TYPO3 CMS is vulnerable to cross-site scripting.
  • Component Type: TYPO3 CMS
  • Vulnerable subcomponent: Fluid Engine (package typo3fluid/fluid)
  • Release Date: May 7, 2019
  • Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Scripting
  • Affected Versions: 8.0.0-8.7.24 and 9.0.0-9.5.5
  • Severity: Medium
  • Suggested CVSS v3.0: AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:F/RL:O/RC:C
  • CVE: CVE-2020-15241

Problem Description

It has been discovered that the Fluid Engine (package typo3fluid/fluid) is vulnerable to cross-site scripting when making use of the ternary conditional operator in templates like the following.

{showFullName ? fullName : defaultValue}


Update to TYPO3 versions 8.7.25 or 9.5.6 that fix the problem described.
Update to versions 2.0.5, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.3.5, 2.4.1, 2.5.5 or 2.6.1 of underlying standalone typo3fluid/fluid package.


Thanks to Bill Dagou who reported this issue and to TYPO3 core merger Claus Due who fixed the issue.

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