TYPO3 Extension to ensure that only safe queryParams from TYPO3s Routing are added to generated links

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1.1.0 2023-04-17 09:55 UTC

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This TYPO3 extension modifies the generation of links to TYPO3 pages to only include the current query parameters ($_GET) that have been resolved by TYPO3's Routing.


TYPO3's typolink functionality is super-powerful but also drags a lot of history with it. Various issues have been addressed with TYPO3's Routing, which was introduced in TYPO3 v9.

However, one main issue still resolves: The usage of the option addQueryString of typolink. If used, the option adds any existing $_GET parameter to the generated URL and - in the worst case - generates a valid cHash for this link.

addQueryString allows to define an exclude list of GET parameters, however this issue can never be solved properly with an exclude list, but rather an allow-list. With TYPO3 v9, we already have an "allow list" of the current request - all GET parameters or arguments that have been found in the route path ("route arguments"). This is a much better way to generate the "addQueryString" logic than using the plain $_GET array.

Since TYPO3 v9, this issue has become more visible as the commonly used seo extension uses addQueryString to generate the canonical tag, or the language menu.

How we fixed it

This extension provides an XCLASS (as there is currently no alternative to hook into this place of link generation) and only takes safe query parameters from the current URL, and only for generated URLs that use the addQueryString flag.

When to use this extension

We recommend using this extension

  • if you have trouble with SEO campaigns and an invalid canonical tag
  • or if (valid) bots taking crazy links and fill your cache backends or eat up your server resources
  • and if you know you don't misuse "addQueryString" in any other places such as your own TypoScript or third-party extensions

Please read https://typo3.org/security/advisory/typo3-psa-2021-003 for more details.

TYPO3 v12

TYPO3 v12 finally enforces addQueryString to only allow "trusted" URL Parameters making this extension obsolete, however the extension continues to be compatible with TYPO3 v12 when extension use legacy functionality.

See https://review.typo3.org/c/Packages/TYPO3.CMS/+/75864 for the related core change.


Install this extension via composer req b13/trusted-url-params or download it from the TYPO3 Extension Repository and activate the extension in the Extension Manager of your TYPO3 installation.

Note: This extension is compatible with TYPO3 v9, v10 and v11.


This extension provides safe URLs by default, and no further configuration is needed. However, custom TypoLink links can use the addQueryString.includeUntrusted = 1 property to also include URL parameters that are added as GET parameters (such as query strings from SolR).

Possible side effects

As we believe in the concept of an "allow list", we further want to extend this configuration to allow regular query parameters if configured in e.g. a site configuration to allow proper pagination links, which might be an issue.


  • TYPO3 Core v9 Routing (Thanks to Oliver Hader and Benni Mack)
  • Helmut Hummel (original idea on how to solve it "the core way")
  • Extension "urlguard" (Thanks to Krystian Szymukowicz from SourceBroker)
  • Extension "urlguard2" (Thanks to Georg Ringer from Studio Mitte)
  • Extension "seo-canonical-guard"


This extension was created by Benni Mack in 2021 for b13 GmbH, Stuttgart.

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