TYPO3-CORE-SA-2020-005: Insecure Deserialization in Backend User Settings

Problem Description

It has been discovered that backend user settings (in $BE_USER->uc) are vulnerable to insecure deserialization. In combination with vulnerabilities of 3rd party components this can lead to remote code execution. A valid backend user account is needed to exploit this vulnerability.

Solution

Update to TYPO3 versions 9.5.17 or 10.4.2 that fix the problem described.

Credits

Thanks to TYPO3 security team member Oliver Hader who reported and fixed the issue.

General Advice

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General Note

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