TYPO3-EXT-SA-2016-030: SQL Injection in extension "Shibboleth Authentication" (shibboleth_auth)

It has been discovered that the extension "Shibboleth Authentication" (shibboleth_auth) is susceptible to SQL Injection.

Release Date: November 14, 2016

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

Affected Versions: version 2.6.3 and below

Vulnerability Type: SQL Injection

Severity: Medium

Suggested CVSS v2.0: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/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 SQL Injection.

Solution: An updated version 2.6.4 is available from the TYPO3 Extension Manager and at https://typo3.org/extensions/repository/download/shibboleth_auth/2.6.4/t3x/. Users of the extension are advised to update the extension as soon as possible.

Credits: Credits go to Ingo Schmitt 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.