TYPO3-EXT-SA-2014-003: Insecure Unserialize in extension News (tt_news)

February 12, 2014

Category: TYPO3 Extension
Author: Franz G. Jahn
Keywords: TYPO3, security, TYPO3-EXT-SA-2014-003, extension, tt_news

It has been discovered that the extension "News" (tt_news) is susceptible to Insecure Unserialize.

Release Date: February 12, 2014

Bulletin update: September 18, 2014 (added CVE)

Component Type: Third party extension. This extension is not a part of the TYPO3 default installation.

Affected Versions: Version 3.5.1 and below

Vulnerability Type: Insecure Unserialize

Severity: High

Suggested CVSS v2.0: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:C/E:P/RL:O/RC:C (What's that?)

CVE: CVE-2014-6290

Problem Description: Failing to sanitize user input properly, tt_news is vulnerable to insecure unserialize.

Solution: An updated version 3.5.2 is available from the TYPO3 extension manager and at http://typo3.org/extensions/repository/download/tt_news/3.5.2/t3x/. Users of the extension are advised to update the extension as soon as possible.

Credits: Credits go to Pascal Jungblut who discovered and reported this issue.

General advice: Follow the recommendations that are given in the TYPO3 Security Guide. Please subscribe to the typo3-announce mailing list to receive future Security Bulletins via E-mail.