TYPO3-CORE-SA-2015-002: Access bypass when editing file metadata

July 01, 2015

Category: TYPO3 CMS
Author: Helmut Hummel
Keywords: TYPO3 CMS, Access Bypass

It has been discovered, that editors could change, create or delete metadata of files without permission.

Component Type: TYPO3 CMS

Release Date: July 1, 2015


Vulnerable subcomponent: Backend

Vulnerability Type: Broken Access Control

Affected Versions: Versions 6.2.0 to 6.2.13, 7.0.0 to 7.3.0

Severity: Low

Suggested CVSS v2.0: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N/E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

CVE: not assigned yet

Problem Description: It has been discovered, that editors with access to file meta data table could change, create or delete metadata of files which are not within their file mounts.

Solution: Update to TYPO3 versions 6.2.14 or 7.3.1 that fix the problem described.

Credits: Thanks to Marc Bastian Heinrichs who discovered and reported the issue.


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