TYPO3-EXT-SA-2015-003: Multiple vulnerabilities in Content Rating Extbase (content_rating_extbase)

January 09, 2015

Category: TYPO3 Extension
Author: Marcus Krause
Keywords: TYPO3, security, TYPO3-EXT-SA-2015-003, extension, content_rating_extbase, cross-site scripting, sql injection

It has been discovered that the extension "Content Rating Extbase" (content_rating_extbase) is susceptible to Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection.

Release Date: January 9, 2015

Bulletin Update: February 23, 2015 (added CVEs)

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

Affected Versions: 2.0.3 and all versions below

Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Scripting, SQL Injection

Severity: High

Suggested CVSS v2.0: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N/E:POC/RL:U/RC:C

CVE: CVE-2015-1404 (Cross-Site Scripting), CVE-2015-1405 (SQL Injection)

Problem Description: The extension fails to properly escape user input in HTML and SQL context.

Solution: Versions of this extension that are known to be vulnerable will no longer be available for download from the TYPO3 Extension Repository. The extension author failed in providing a security fix for the reported vulnerability in a decent amount of time. Please uninstall and delete the extension folder from your installation.

Credits: Credits go to Steffen Müller who discovered and reported the vulnerabilities.

 

 

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