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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

 A vulnerability has been identified in Panels (Drupal third-party module)
                              13 January 2011


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Panels (Drupal third-party module)
Publisher:         Drupal
Operating System:  Windows
                   UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade

Original Bulletin: 

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  * Advisory ID: DRUPAL-SA-CONTRIB-2011-002
  * Project: Panels (third-party module)
  * Version: 6.x
  * Date: 2011-January-12
  * Security risk: Moderately critical
  * Exploitable from: Remote
  * Vulnerability: Cross Site Scripting

- -------- DESCRIPTION ---------------------------------------------------------

The Panels module allows a site administrator to create customized layouts
for multiple uses. The module does not sanitize some of the user-supplied
data before displaying it, leading to a Cross Site Scripting (XSS [1])
vulnerability that may lead to a malicious user gaining full administrative
access. This vulnerability is mitigated by the fact that the attacker must
have a role with the 'administer advanced pane settings' permission in
addition to at least one permission allowing them to create or edit panels,
such as 'use page manager', 'administer mini panels', 'create panel nodes'

- -------- VERSIONS AFFECTED ---------------------------------------------------

  * Panels module for Drupal 6.x versions prior to 6.x-3.9

Drupal core is not affected. If you do not use the contributed Panels [2]
module, there is nothing you need to do.

- -------- SOLUTION ------------------------------------------------------------

Install the latest version:
  * If you use the Panels module for Drupal 6.x upgrade to Panels 6.x-3.9 [3]

See also the Panels project page [4].

- -------- REPORTED BY ---------------------------------------------------------

  * Justin Klein Keane [5]

- -------- FIXED BY ------------------------------------------------------------

  * Earl Miles (merlinofchaos) [6], Panels module maintainer
  * Justin Klein Keane [7]

- -------- CONTACT AND MORE INFORMATION ----------------------------------------

The Drupal security team can be reached at security at drupal.org or via the
form at http://drupal.org/contact. Learn more about the team and their
policies [8], writing secure code for Drupal [9], and secure configuration
[10] of your site.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-site_scripting
[2] http://drupal.org/project/panels
[3] http://drupal.org/node/1024918
[4] http://drupal.org/project/panels
[5] http://drupal.org/user/302225
[6] http://drupal.org/user/26979
[7] http://drupal.org/user/302225
[8] http://drupal.org/security-team
[9] http://drupal.org/writing-secure-code
[10] http://drupal.org/security/secure-configuration


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