TYPO3-SA-2011-002: XSS and SQL Injection vulnerabilities in extension "Direct Mail" (direct_mail)


Release Date: March 15, 2011

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

Affected Versions: Version 2.6.9 and all versions below

Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), SQL Injection

Severity: Low

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

Problem Description: Failing to properly sanitize user-supplied input the extension is open to Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) and SQL Injection attacks. The vulnerabilities allow authenticated website editors to execute JavaScript code or HTML or inject arbitrary SQL in the Direct Mail Backend module used to administrate newsletter configurations. 

Solution: An updated version 2.6.10 is available from the TYPO3 extension manager and athttp://typo3.org/extensions/repository/view/direct_mail/2.6.10/. Users of the extension are advised to update the extension as soon as possible.

Credits: Credits go to TYPO3 Security Team member Georg Ringer who discovered and reported the issue.


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