TYPO3-EXT-SA-2016-012: Path Traversal in extension "Media management" (media)

It has been discovered that the extension "Media management" (media) is susceptible to Path Traversal.

Release Date: May 27, 2016

Component Type: Third party extension. This extension is not a part of the TYPO3 default installation.

Affected Versions: version 4.0.3 and below

Vulnerability Type: Path Traversal

Severity: Medium

Suggested CVSS v2.0: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P/E:F/RL:O/RC:C (What's that?)

Problem Description: The extension fails to properly sanitize user input and is vulnerable to Path Traversal. This vulernability is only exploitable as TYPO3 backend user having access to the media backend module.

Solution: Updated versions 3.7.5 and 4.0.4 are available from the TYPO3 Extension Manager and at https://typo3.org/extensions/repository/download/media/3.7.5/t3x/ and https://typo3.org/extensions/repository/download/media/4.0.4/t3x/. Users of the extension are advised to update the extension as soon as possible.

Credits: Credits go to Falk Huber who discovered and reported the vulnerability.

General advice: Follow the recommendations that are given in the TYPO3 Security Guide. Please subscribe to the typo3-announce mailing list to receive future Security Bulletins via E-mail.