Security advisory: EZSA-2020-003

XSS in DemoBundle/ezdemo bundled VideoJS
Publication date:
21/04/2020, 14:50


Affected versions: DemoBundle and ezdemo extension, all versions
Resolving versions: DemoBundle v5.4.6.1, ezdemo v5.4.2.1, ezdemo-ls-extension v5.4.2.1

This Security Advisory is about a vulnerability in VideoJS, which is bundled in DemoBundle and the ezdemo legacy extension. Older releases of VideoJS contain an XSS vulnerability in the Flash-based video player. This is bundled in DemoBundle, and in the Legacy "ezdemo" and "ezdemo-ls-extension" extensions. Among the branches still receiving security advisories, only eZ Publish Platform 5.4 and eZ Publish Legacy 5.4 are affected. However, it may be possible to make this software work in newer branches, so please check whether you have it installed even if you're using eZ Platform 1.x or 2.x.

Because DemoBundle / ezdemo are only intended for demo purposes, they are not supported software. For that reason, and given the old age of the software, and manpower issues during the Coronavirus crisis, we are taking the unusual step of simply removing the affected file. This resolves the vulnerability, but also breaks the video playback feature. It may be possible to make it work again by upgrading to a current version of VideoJS, but it is unlikely that we will do this, given the reasons already mentioned.

This security update is distributed via Composer, see "Resolving versions" above. Please verify that after the update you do not have the file "video-js.swf" in any directory accessible by your web server.

The issue was reported to us by Purplemet. Purplemet is a security monitoring and rating SaaS solution for web applications. We are very grateful for their research, and responsible disclosure to us.

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