TYPO3-CORE-SA-2022-001: Information Disclosure via Export Module

Categories: Development, TYPO3 CMS Created by Oliver Hader
It has been discovered that TYPO3 CMS is susceptible to information disclosure.

Problem Description

The export functionality fails to limit the result set to allowed columns of a particular database table. This allows authenticated users to export internal details of database tables to which they already have access.


Update to TYPO3 versions 7.6.57 ELTS, 8.7.47 ELTS, 9.5.35 ELTS, 10.4.29, 11.5.11 that fix the problem described above.

In order to address this issue, access to mentioned export functionality is completely denied for regular backend users.

Strong security defaults - Manual actions required

The following User TSconfig setting would enable the use of the export functionality for certain users:
options.impexp.enableExportForNonAdminUser = 1


Thanks to TYPO3 core merger Lina Wolf who reported this issue and to TYPO3 security team member Torben Hansen who fixed the issue.

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