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CVE-request: TYPO3-CORE-SA-2012-002 XSS in TYPO3 Core
From: Henri Salo <henri () nerv fi>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 14:54:17 +0300


Marcus KrauseMember from the TYPO3 Security Team said they did not yet request CVE-identifier for this vulnerability 
released today so here we go.

Announce of XSS: http://lists.typo3.org/pipermail/typo3-announce/2012/000241.html
Announce of new versions: http://lists.typo3.org/pipermail/typo3-announce/2012/000242.html
Advisory: http://typo3.org/teams/security/security-bulletins/typo3-core/typo3-core-sa-2012-002/

Component Type: TYPO3 Core
Affected Versions: 4.4.0 up to 4.4.14, 4.5.0 up to 4.5.14, 4.6.0 up to 4.6.7 and development releases of the 4.7 branch.

Problem Description: Failing to properly encode the output, the default TYPO3 Exception Handler is susceptible to 
Cross-Site Scripting.
We are not aware of a possibilty to exploit this vulnerability without third party extensions being installed that put 
user input in exception messages.
However it has come to our attention that extensions using the extbase MVC framework can be used to exploit this 
vulnerability if these extensions accept objects in controller actions.
In general and especially when in doubt if the above conditions are met, we highly recommend users of affected versions 
to update as soon as possible.
Imortant Note: In case you have configured your own exception handler for TYPO3 you need to make sure that the 
exception messages are properly encoded within this exception handler before they are presented.

Solution: Update to the TYPO3 versions 4.4.15, 4.5.15 or 4.6.8 that fix the problem described!
Credits: Credits go to Security Team Member Helmut Hummel who discovered and reported the issue.

- Henri Salo

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