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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2009.0140 -- [Win][UNIX/Linux]
DRUPAL CORE - ADMINISTER CONTENT TYPES PERMISSION
12 February 2009
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Drupal core 5.x and 6.x
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact: Reduced Security
Access: Existing Account
Original Bulletin: http://drupal.org/node/372836
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* Advisory ID: DRUPAL-SA-CORE-2009-002
* Project: Drupal core
* Versions: 5.x and 6.x
* Date: 2009-February-11
* Security risk: None
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This is a public service announcement regarding the "administer content types"
permission. The rise of the Content Construction Kit (CCK) and a legion of
powerful CCK field modules have considerably extended the abilities of a user
with this permission, with much of a site's behaviour now being configurable via
the content types administration pages.
The permission "administer content types" is therefore comparable in scope to
the "administer site configuration" permission. Only grant this permission to
trusted site administrators.
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Only grant trusted site administrators the "administer content types"
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The security team for Drupal can be reached at security at drupal.org or via
the form at [ http://drupal.org/contact ].
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