Security bulletin: 2010-006

Released: November 8th, 2010

The following issue has been identified:


A possibility of an attack was found that could lead to Denial of Service (DoS) of the store.


Resolved in OXID eShop version 4.4.4.


By creating specially crafted URLs with random data, new SEO URLs are generated each time and stored in the database.
No exploits are known as of today.

Affected products, releases and platforms


  • OXID eShop Enterprise Edition
  • OXID eShop Professional Edition
  • OXID eShop Community Edition


  • Professional, Enterprise and Community Edition:,,,,,,, 4.1.0, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.3, 4.1.4, 4.1.5, 4.1.6, 4.2.0, 4.3.0, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.4.0, 4.4.1, 4.4.2 and 4.4.3.


  • Above releases are affected on all platforms.


The issue has been addressed in the following releases:

  • OXID eShop Professional Edition version 4.4.3
  • OXID eShop Enterprise Edition version 4.4.3
  • OXID eShop Community Edition version 4.4.3

The issue can be fixed manually by changing the following lines in views/tag.php file method render():

$this->_aViewData['articlelist']       = $this->getArticleList();


$oArticleList = $this->getArticleList();
//if no articles - showing 404 header (#2139)
if ( !$oArticleList || count( $oArticleList ) < 1 ) {
$this->_aViewData['articlelist']       = $oArticleList;

The fix is valid for all affected OXID eShop versions and products.


The security issue has been reported by Sven Tietje (

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