Security update: TYPO3 content management framework

Posted on in Categories Debian Linux, Linux, Security Alert last updated April 13, 2008

Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the TYPO3 content management framework.

Because of a not sufficiently secure default value of the TYPO3 configuration variable fileDenyPattern, authenticated backend users could upload files that allowed to execute arbitrary code as the webserver user.

User input processed by fe_adminlib.inc is not being properly filtered to prevent Cross Site Scripting (XSS) attacks, which is exposed when specific plugins are in use.

=> Package : typo3
=> Vulnerability : several
=> Problem type : remote
=> Debian-specific: no
=> Debian Bug : 485814

Type the following command to update the internal database, install corrected packages:
# apt-get update
# apt-get upgrade

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. He has worked with global clients and in various industries, including IT, education, defense and space research, and the nonprofit sector. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+.

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