TYPO3-CORE-SA-2019-015: Cross-Site Scripting in Link Handling

Categories: Development Created by Frank Nägler
It has been discovered that TYPO3 CMS is vulnerable to cross-site scripting.

Problem Description

It has been discovered that the t3:// URL handling is vulnerable to cross-site scripting when making use of javascript: or data: scheme in link fields like the following.


Not only regular backend forms are affected but also frontend extensions which use the rendering with typolink.


Update to TYPO3 versions 8.7.27 or 9.5.8 that fix the problem described.


Thanks to Robin Peraglie (RIPS technologies) who reported this issue and to TYPO3 core team members Oliver Hader, Andreas Fernandez and Frank Nägler  who fixed the issue.

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