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Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2008 19:17:08 +0200
From: Nico Golde <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: drupal issue in < 5.9

Hi Miklos,
* Miklos Vajna <> [2008-07-27 18:49]:
> On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 04:44:16PM -0400, "Steven M. Christey" <> wrote:
> > My interpretation of this new advisory is that they meant to fix the
> > session fixation in 5.8, but they didn't.  The original advisory covered
> > multiple other issues as well.  So this new advisory might better be
> > considered a clarification of versions for the session fixation, rather
> > than a regression error or incomplete fix (which would require a new CVE).
> > 
> > Granted, the lack of specifics from Drupal makes it difficult to be
> > certain about what happened.
> As far as I see, they wanted to fix the session fixation issue in 5.8,
> but the fix did not solve the problem, as you say.

Why didn't it solve the problem?
compared to: 
diff -u -p -r1.745.2.26 user.module
--- modules/user/user.module    7 Jan 2008 02:30:35 -0000   1.745.2.26
+++ modules/user/user.module    9 Jul 2008 20:37:51 -0000
@@ -968,9 +968,11 @@ function user_login_submit($form_id, $fo
     // Update the user table timestamp noting user has logged in.
     db_query("UPDATE {users} SET login = %d WHERE uid = %d", time(), $user->uid);
+    // Regenerate the session ID to prevent against session fixation attacks.
+    sess_regenerate();
     user_module_invoke('login', $form_values, $user);
-    sess_regenerate();
     return 'user/'. $user->uid;

from looks pretty much
the same. So I guess they did not include their own patch in 5.8.

Nico Golde - - - GPG: 0x73647CFF
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