TYPO3-CORE-SA-2015-015: Cross-Site Scripting in TYPO3 component Indexed Search
December 15, 2015
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
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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