Security Bulletin SC2016-003-136430

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We are reporting a Critical vulnerability (SC2016-003-136430), for an open-source component (Sitecore PowerShell Extensions), which Sitecore Experience Accelerator is dependent upon. You are also at risk if you used the open-source Sitecore PowerShell Extensions module in other projects.

Note that the Sitecore PowerShell Extensions module is not distributed with Sitecore software and is not a part of the default Sitecore Installation.

We encourage Sitecore customers and partners to familiarize themselves with the information below and apply the recommended fix to all affected Sitecore systems.

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Versions affected

Vulnerability 2016-003-136430 affects the following versions of Sitecore that have the Sitecore PowerShell Extensions module installed:

This vulnerability impacts all Sitecore systems running the above-mentioned versions. This includes CMS-only and xDB-enabled modes, single-instance and multi-instance environments, and all Sitecore server roles (content delivery, content management, reporting, processing, publishing, and so on). It also impacts Sitecore-based intranet sites.


For Sitecore CMS 7.0–7.2 and Sitecore XP 7.5, download and install Release 4.7 of Sitecore PowerShell Extensions that is available here:

For Sitecore XP 8.0–8.2, download and install Release 5.0 of Sitecore PowerShell Extensions that is available here:

This applies to Sitecore solutions both with or without Sitecore Experience Accelerator installed.

More Information

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