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U-162: Drupal Multiple Vulnerabilities

May 4, 2012 - 7:00am

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PROBLEM:

Drupal Multiple Vulnerabilities

PLATFORM:

The vulnerabilities are reported in 7.x versions prior to 7.13.

ABSTRACT:

Several vulnerabilities were reported in Drupal: Denial of Service, Access bypass, and Unvalidated form redirect

reference LINKS:

Security Advisory: DRUPAL-SA-CORE-2012-002
Bugtraq ID: 53359
Secunia Advisory SA49012
CVE-2012-1588
CVE-2012-1589
CVE-2012-1590
CVE-2012-1591
CVE-2012-2153

MPACT ASSESSMENT:

High

Discussion:

A weakness, a security issue, and multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Drupal, which can be exploited by malicious users to disclose sensitive information, bypass certain security restrictions, and cause a DoS (Denial of Service).
1) A weakness is caused due to inefficient text matching pattern and can be exploited to exhaust memory or cause a high CPU load via specially crafted strings passed to the filter system e.g. when posting comments or forum topics.
2) An error due to the application not properly validating the destination for submitted forms can be exploited to redirect submission of sensitive data (e.g. login credentials) to a malicious website.
3) An error due to the application not properly validating user permissions when displaying the forum overview page can be exploited to expose certain metadata of unpublished forum posts.
4) An error due to the application not properly validating user access to cached derivatives of users' private images can be exploited to gain access to derivatives of otherwise restricted images.
5) An error due to the application not properly validating user access to each node in the list of nodes can be exploited to gain access to otherwise restricted nodes.
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability requires the "view content overview" permission and a contributed node access module.

Impact:

An attacker can exploit these issues to bypass certain security restrictions and perform unauthorized actions; this may aid in launching further attacks.

Solution:

Install the latest version: If you use Drupal 7.x, upgrade to Drupal core 7.13.

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