TYPO3-EXT-SA-2018-003: Environment Variable Injection in extension "Amazon AWS S3 FAL driver (CDN)" (aus_driver_amazon_s3)

Categories: Security Created by Torben Hansen
It has been discovered that the extension "Amazon AWS S3 FAL driver (CDN)" (aus_driver_amazon_s3) is susceptible to Environment Variable Injection.
  • Release Date: August 9, 2018
  • Component Type: Third party extension. This extension is not a part of the TYPO3 default installation.
  • Vulnerability Type: Environment Variable Injection
  • Affected Versions: 1.7.0 and below 
  • Severity: High
  • Suggested CVSS v3.0: AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
  • CVE: CVE-2016-5385

Problem Description

The extension uses an old version of the third party library guzzlehttp/guzzle, which is known to be vulnerable against the HTTPOXY attack. Read https://www.symfony.fi/entry/httpoxy-vulnerability-hits-php-installations-using-fastcgi-and-php-fpm-and-hhvm or https://httpoxy.org/ for further details.


An updated version 1.7.1 is available from the TYPO3 extension manager and at https://extensions.typo3.org/extension/download/aus_driver_amazon_s3/1.7.1/zip/
Users of the extension are advised to update the extension as soon as possible. 


Thanks to Michael Schams who discovered and reported the vulnerability. 

General Advice

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