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What is Typo3Scan?#

Typo3Scan is an open source penetration testing tool, that automates the process of detecting the Typo3 CMS version and its installed extensions. It also has a database with known vulnerabilities for core and extensions. The vulnerabilities corresponding to the version detected are presented as findings. To learn more about the Typo3Scan scanner itself, visit the Typo3Scan GitHub repository here.


The typo3scan chart can be deployed via helm:

# Install HelmChart (use -n to configure another namespace)helm upgrade --install typo3scan secureCodeBox/typo3scan

Scanner Configuration#

The Typo3Scan target is specified with the -d parameter. The target should be a url, hostname or an IP address.


Please note that, the target url has to start with http:// or https:// when using a hostname or IP address as a target for the scan to work correctly. For example: http://localhost or

Additional Typo3Scan scan features can be configured via the parameter attribute.

Some useful example parameters listed below:

  • --vuln : Check for extensions with known vulnerabilities only.
  • --timeout TIMEOUT : Request Timeout. Default: 10 seconds
  • --auth USER:PASS: Username and Password for HTTP Basic Authorization.
  • --cookie NAME=VALUE: Can be used for authenticiation based on cookies.
  • --agent USER-AGENT: Set custom User-Agent for requests.
  • --threads THREADS: The number of threads to use for enumerating extensions. Default: 5
  • --json: Output results to json file
  • --force: Force enumeration
  • --no-interaction: Do not ask any interactive question


Kubernetes: >=v1.11.0-0


# SPDX-FileCopyrightText: 2021 iteratec GmbH## SPDX-License-Identifier: Apache-2.0apiVersion: ""kind: Scanmetadata:  name: typo3scan-examplespec:  scanType: "typo3scan"  parameters:    - "-d"    - "" # Change to the website you want to scan    # Only show vulnerable extensions    - "--vuln"    # Set the number of threads to use for enumerating extensions at 10    - "--threads"    - "10"