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vulnerability alert 14236

TYPO3 pt_extbase: privilege escalation

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can use the Ajax dispatcher of TYPO3 pt_extbase, in order to access to the administration module, to escalate his privileges.
Impacted products: TYPO3 Extensions.
Severity: 2/4.
Creation date: 12/02/2014.
Identifiers: BID-65550, BID-65552, TYPO3-EXT-SA-2014-005, VIGILANCE-VUL-14236.

Description of the vulnerability

The "Tools for Extbase development" (pt_extbase) extension is used to create extensions. It is included in "Yet Another Gallery" (yag).

However, the Ajax dispatcher of pt_extbase can be used by any user.

An attacker can therefore use the Ajax dispatcher of TYPO3 pt_extbase, in order to access to the administration module, to escalate his privileges.
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