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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
PHP Configuration - Critical - Arbitrary PHP code execution
9 August 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Drupal PHP Configuration
Operating System: Windows
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
Overwrite Arbitrary Files -- Existing Account
Create Arbitrary Files -- Existing Account
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PHP Configuration - Critical - Arbitrary PHP code execution -
Critical 17/25 AC:Basic/A:Admin/CI:All/II:All/E:Theoretical/TD:All
Arbitrary PHP code execution
This module enables you to add or overwrite PHP configuration on a drupal
The module doesn't sufficiently allow access to set these configurations,
leading to arbitrary PHP configuration execution by an attacker.
This vulnerability is mitigated by the fact that an attacker must have a role
with the permission "administer phpconfig".
After updating the module, it's important to review the permissions of your
website and if 'administer phpconfig' permission is given to a not fully
trusted user role, we advise to revoke it.
Install the latest version:
o If you use the PHP Configuration module for Drupal 7.x, upgrade to PHP
o If you use the PHP Configuration module for Drupal 8.x, upgrade to PHP
Also see the PHP Configuration project page.
o Balazs Janos Tatar Provisional security team member
o bappa.sarkar The module maintainer
o mpotter of the Drupal Security Team
Contact and more information
The Drupal security team can be reached by email at security at drupal.org or
via the contact form.
Learn more about the Drupal Security team and their policies, writing secure
code for Drupal, and securing your site.
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