TYPO3-EXT-SA-2014-008: Cross-Site Scripting in gridelements

May 27, 2014

Category: TYPO3 Extension
Author: Helmut Hummel
Keywords: TYPO3, security, TYPO3-EXT-SA-2014-008, extension, powermail, gridelements, Cross-Site Scripting

It has been discovered that the extension "Grid Elements" (gridelements) is susceptible to Cross-Site Scripting

Release Date: May 27, 2014

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

Affected Versions: 2.0.2 and below, 1.5.0 and below

Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Scripting

Severity: Low

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

CVE: CVE-2014-3949

Problem Description: Failing to properly sanitize user input, the layout wizard provided by the extension gridelements is susceptible to Cross-Site Scripting. A valid backend user login with permission to access the layout wizard is required for this vulnerability to be exploited.

Solution: Updated versions 2.0.3 and 1.5.1 are available from the TYPO3 extension manager and at http://typo3.org/extensions/repository/download/gridelements/2.0.3/ and http://typo3.org/extensions/repository/download/gridelements/1.5.1/t3x/t3x/. Users of the extension are advised to update the extension as soon as possible.

Credits: Credits go to Security Team Member Georg Ringer who discovered and reported the issue.



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