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            PSA-2010-002 - Views - Administer views permission
                               28 June 2010


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Views (Drupal third-party module)
Publisher:         Drupal
Operating System:  UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Administrator Compromise -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Mitigation

Original Bulletin: 

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PSA-2010-002 - Views - Administer views permission
Security public service announcements
Drupal Security Team - June 16, 2010 - 22:29

    * Advisory ID: PSA-2010-002
    * Project: Views (third-party module)
    * Versions: 5.x, 6.x
    * Date: 2010-June-16
    * Security risk: Not critical


This is a public service announcement regarding the "administer views" 
permission provided by the Views module.

The Views module provides a flexible method for Drupal site designers to 
control how lists and tables of content are presented. The module grants 
considerable power to users with "administer views" permission, with much of a 
site's behaviour being configurable via the views administration pages.

The permission "administer views" is therefore comparable in scope to the 
"administer site configuration" permission. Only grant this permission to 
trusted site administrators.

Versions affected

    * Views module for Drupal 5.x
    * Views module for Drupal 6.x

Drupal core is not affected. If you do not use the contributed Views module, 
there is nothing you need to do.


Only grant trusted site administrators the "administer views" permission.


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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