TYPO3-CORE-SA-2016-009: Cross-Site Scripting in TYPO3 Backend

April 12, 2016

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

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

Component Type: TYPO3 CMS

Release Date: April 12, 2016

 

Vulnerable subcomponent: Backend

Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Scripting

Affected Versions: Versions 6.2.0 to 6.2.19, 7.6.0 to 7.6.4 and 8.0.0

Severity: Medium

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

CVE: not assigned yet

Problem Description: Failing to properly encode user input, some backend components are vulnerable to Cross-Site Scripting. A valid backend user account is needed to exploit this vulnerability.

Solution: Update to TYPO3 versions 6.2.20, 7.6.5 or 8.0.1 that fix the problem described.

Credits: Thanks to Georg Ringer, Nicole Cordes and Alexander Grein who discovered and reported the issues.

 

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