TYPO3-CORE-SA-2015-005: Information Disclosure possibility exploitable by Editors

July 01, 2015

Category: TYPO3 CMS
Author: Helmut Hummel
Keywords: TYPO3 CMS, Information Disclosure

It has been discovered, that editors could list all files and folders in the root directory of a TYPO3 installation.

Component Type: TYPO3 CMS

Release Date: July 1, 2015

 

Vulnerable subcomponent: Backend

Vulnerability Type: Information Disclosure

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:N/A:N/E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

CVE: not assigned yet

Problem Description: It has been discovered, that editors with access to the file list module could list all files and folders in the root directory of a TYPO3 installation. Modification of files or listing further nested directories was not possible.

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

Credits: Thanks to Helmut Hummel who discovered and reported the issue.

 

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