TYPO3-CORE-SA-2019-024: Directory Traversal on ZIP extraction

Categories: Development Created by Andreas Fernandez
It has been discovered that TYPO3 CMS is vulnerable to directory traversal.

Problem Description

It has been discovered that the extraction of manually uploaded ZIP archives in Extension Manager is vulnerable to directory traversal.

Admin privileges are required in order to exploit this vulnerability. Since TYPO3 v9 LTS, System Maintainer privileges are required as well.


Update to TYPO3 versions 8.7.30 or 9.5.12 or 10.2.2 that fix the problem described.


Thanks to Kai Ullrich (Code White GmbH) who reported this issue and to TYPO3 framework merger Andreas Fernandez who fixed the issue.

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