ASA-2019-00416 – TYPO3: Broken Access Control in Import Module

Allele Security Alert



ASA-2019-00416, TYPO3-CORE-SA-2019-017


Broken Access Control in Import Module


TYPO3 Association



Affected version(s)

TYPO3 CMS versions 9.3.0 to 9.5.7

Fixed version(s)

TYPO3 CMS version 9.5.8

Proof of concept



It has been discovered that the Import/Export module is susceptible to broken access control. Regular backend users have access to import functionality which usually only is available to admin users or users having User TSconfig setting options.impexp.enableImportForNonAdminUser explicitly enabled.

Database content to be imported however was correctly checked against users’ permissions and not affected. However it was possible to upload files by-passing restrictions of the file abstraction layer (FAL) – however this did not affect executable files which have been correctly secured by fileDenyPattern.

Currently the only known vulnerability is to directly inject *.form.yaml files which could be used to trigger the vulnerability of TYPO3-CORE-SA-2018-003 (privilege escalation & SQL injection) – which requires the Form Framework (ext:form) being available on an according website.

Technical details



Oliver Hader


TYPO3 9.5.8 and 8.7.27 security releases published

TYPO3-CORE-SA-2019-017: Broken Access Control in Import Module

[TYPO3-announce] Announcing TYPO3 v9.5.8 and v8.7.27 security releases

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Last modified: July 11, 2019

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