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From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried () redhat com>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:29:00 -0700
Please use CVE-2011-4614 for this issue.
TYPO3 Security Bulletin TYPO3-CORE-SA-2011-004: Remote Code
Execution in TYPO3 Core
*Component Type:* TYPO3 Core
*Affected Versions:* 4.5.0 up to 4.5.8, 4.6.0 and 4.6.1 (+ development
releases of 4.7 branch)
*Vulnerability Types:* Remote Code Execution
*Overall Severity:* Critical
*Release Date:* December 16, 2011
Vulnerable subcomponent: TYPO3 workspaces
*Vulnerability Type:* Remote Code Execution
*Suggested CVSS v2.0:* AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C/E:F/RL:OF/RC:C
*Problem Description:* A PHP file which is part of the workspaces system
extension does not validate passed arguments.
You are only vulnerable if *all* of the following conditions are met:
1. You are using TYPO3 version 4.5.0 up to 4.5.8, 4.6.0 or 4.6.1 (+
development releases of 4.7 branch).
2. You have all of following PHP configuration variables set to "on":
register_globals ("off" by default, advised to be "off" in TYPO3
allow_url_include ("off" by default) and allow_url_fopen ("on" by
If you are using the Suhosin PHP extension you are only vulnerable if
you have additionally put URL schemes in the configuration
The workspaces system extension does not need to be activated for this
vulnerability to exist.
*Possible Impact:* A crafted request to a vulnerable TYPO3 installation
will allow an attacker to load PHP code from an external source and
to execute it on the TYPO3 installation.
*Solution:* You can choose one of the solutions below:
1. Update to the TYPO3 version 4.5.9 or 4.6.2 that fix the problem
2. Set at least one of following PHP configuration variables to "off":
register_globals, allow_url_include and allow_url_fopen
3. Apply the patch that is linked below!
4. Set up a mod_security rule:
SecRule ARGS:BACK_PATH "^(https?|ftp)" "deny"
*Patch:* how to patch
1. Patch for TYPO3 version 4.5.x and 4.6.x
Note: We have been informed that this vulnerability has already
massively been tried to be exploited.
*Credits:* Credits go to Björn Pedersen and Christian Toffolo who
discovered and reported the issue and the Security Team member Helmut
Hummel for providing the patch.
-Kurt Seifried / Red Hat Security Response Team
- TYPO3 typo3-core-sa-2011-004 Kurt Seifried (Dec 16)