Release Date: October 17, 2014
Bulletin Update: October 18, 2014 (added CVE)
Component Type: Third party extension. This extension is not a part of the TYPO3 default installation.
Affected Versions: all versions of 0.7.x, 0.8.x, 0.9.x, 0.10.x, 0.11.4 and below of 0.11.x
Vulnerability Type: Information Disclosure
Suggested CVSS v2.0: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N/E:H/RL:OF/RC:C
Problem Description: The extension provides a functionality to check for extension updates. Along with this functionality, installation environment data is automatically reported to the infrastructure of the extension author without user interaction.
Solution: Updated version 0.11.5 is available from the TYPO3 extension manager and at http://typo3.org/extensions/repository/download/dce/0.11.5/t3x/. The new extension version provides a configuration option to enable the described behaviour.
Credits: Credits go to Georg Ringer who discovered and reported the issue and Armin Vieweg who quickly responded & resolved this issue.