TYPO3-EXT-SA-2017-018: Multiple vulnerabilities in extension "DRC News Comment" (news_comment)

It has been discovered that the extension "DRC News Comment" (news_comment) is susceptible to Arbitrary Code Execution and Cross Site-Scripting.

Release Date: December 18, 2017

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

Affected Versions: version 1.0.7 and below

Vulnerability Type: Arbitrary Code Execution, Cross Site-Scripting

Severity: Critical

Suggested CVSS v3.0: AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:N/E:F/RL:O/RC:C (What's that?)

CVE: not assigned yet

Problem Description: The extension fails to properly sanitize user input and is susceptible to Arbitrary Code Execution and Cross Site-Scripting.

Solution: An updated version 1.0.8 is available from the TYPO3 Extension Manager and at https://typo3.org/extensions/repository/download/news_comment/1.0.8/zip/. Users of the extension are advised to update the extension as soon as possible.

Credits: Credits go to Johannes Kasberger and Markus Klein (Reelworx GmbH) 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.