TYPO3-CORE-SA-2015-015: Cross-Site Scripting in TYPO3 component Indexed Search

December 15, 2015

Category: TYPO3 CMS
Author: Helmut Hummel
Keywords: TYPO3 CMS, Cross-Site Scripting

It has been discovered, that TYPO3 is susceptible to Cross-Site Scripting

Component Type: TYPO3 CMS

Release Date: December 15, 2015


Vulnerable subcomponent: Indexed Search

Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Scripting

Affected Versions: Versions 6.2.0 to 6.2.15

Severity: Low

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

CVE: not assigned yet

Problem Description: Failing to properly encode editor input, the search result view of indexed_search is susceptible to Cross-Site Scripting, allowing authenticated editors to inject arbitrary HTML.

Solution: Update to TYPO3 versions 6.2.16 that fix the problem described.

Credits: Thanks to Dmitry Dulepov who discovered and reported the issue.


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