18 October 2010
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 =========================================================================== AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution ESB-2010.0936 A vulnerability has been identified in Views (Drupal third-party module) 18 October 2010 =========================================================================== AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary --------------------------------- Product: Views (Drupal third-party module) Publisher: Drupal Operating System: Windows UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX) Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction Resolution: Patch/Upgrade Original Bulletin: http://drupal.org/node/933960 - --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- SA-CONTRIB-2010-099 - Views Bulk Operations - Access Bypass Security advisories for contributed projects Drupal 6.x Drupal Security Team - October 6, 2010 - 21:32 * Advisory ID: DRUPAL-SA-CONTRIB-2010-099 * Project: Views Bulk Operations (third-party module) * Version: 6.x * Date: 2010-October-6 * Security risk: Not critical * Exploitable from: Remote * Vulnerability: Access bypass Description Views Bulk Operations augments Views by allowing bulk operations to be executed on the nodes and users displayed by a view. It does so by showing a checkbox in front of each item, and adding a select box containing operations that can be applied on the selected items. In some circumstances, a malicious user could use Views Bulk Operation to cause user 0 (the anonymous user) to be deleted. The effects of deleting user 0 vary depending on the system configuration and the use of other contributed modules, ranging from trivial errors to significant loss of functionality. The risk is mitigated by the fact that a malicious user would need permission to a view that lets him/her manage users through Views Bulk Operations in order to exploit this vulnerability. Versions affected * Views Bulk Operations for Drupal 6 prior to 6.x-1.10 Drupal core is not affected. If you do not use the contributed Views Bulk Operations module, there is nothing you need to do. Solution Install the latest version: * If you use the Views Bulk Operations module for Drupal 6.x upgrade to Views Bulk Operations 6.x-1.10 See also the Views Bulk Operations project page. Reported by * Joonas Kiminki (onaz) * Teemu Merikoski (tcmug) Fixed by * Joonas Kiminki (onaz) * Teemu Merikoski (tcmug) Contact The Drupal security team can be reached at security at drupal.org or via the form at http://drupal.org/contact. - --------------------------END INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- You have received this e-mail bulletin as a result of your organisation's registration with AusCERT. The mailing list you are subscribed to is maintained within your organisation, so if you do not wish to continue receiving these bulletins you should contact your local IT manager. If you do not know who that is, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward your request to the appropriate person. NOTE: Third Party Rights This security bulletin is provided as a service to AusCERT's members. As AusCERT did not write the document quoted above, AusCERT has had no control over its content. The decision to follow or act on information or advice contained in this security bulletin is the responsibility of each user or organisation, and should be considered in accordance with your organisation's site policies and procedures. AusCERT takes no responsibility for consequences which may arise from following or acting on information or advice contained in this security bulletin. NOTE: This is only the original release of the security bulletin. It may not be updated when updates to the original are made. If downloading at a later date, it is recommended that the bulletin is retrieved directly from the author's website to ensure that the information is still current. Contact information for the authors of the original document is included in the Security Bulletin above. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact them directly. Previous advisories and external security bulletins can be retrieved from: http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?cid=1980 =========================================================================== Australian Computer Emergency Response Team The University of Queensland Brisbane Qld 4072 Internet Email: email@example.com Facsimile: (07) 3365 7031 Telephone: (07) 3365 4417 (International: +61 7 3365 4417) AusCERT personnel answer during Queensland business hours which are GMT+10:00 (AEST). On call after hours for member emergencies only. =========================================================================== -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Comment: http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?it=1967 iD8DBQFMu8tv/iFOrG6YcBERAjVtAJ9jKGUJVspX9oUhSEdCPFJByeF4RwCg4tKf lz00j1aks7SpjyJzyYQzmI8= =XinF -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----