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Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:01:24 +0530
From: Ratul Gupta <>
Subject: CVE Request: drupal: multiple vulnerabilities corrected in 6.30 and
 7.26 (SA-CORE-2014-001)


Multiple vulnerabilities were fixed in the supported Drupal core 
versions 6 and 7.

1) Impersonation (OpenID module - Drupal 6 and 7 - Highly critical)

A vulnerability was found in the OpenID module that allows a malicious 
user to log in as other users on the site, including administrators, and 
hijack their accounts.
This vulnerability is mitigated by the fact that the malicious user must 
have an account on the site (or be able to create one), and the victim 
must have an account with one or more associated OpenID identities.

2) Access bypass (Taxonomy module - Drupal 7 - Moderately critical)

The Taxonomy module provides various listing pages which display content 
tagged with a particular taxonomy term. Custom or contributed modules 
may also provide similar lists. Under certain circumstances, unpublished 
content can appear on these pages and will be visible to users who 
should not have permission to see it.
This vulnerability is mitigated by the fact that it only occurs on 
Drupal 7 sites which upgraded from Drupal 6 or earlier.

3) Security hardening (Form API - Drupal 7 - Not critical)

The form API provides a method for developers to submit forms 
programmatically using the function drupal_form_submit(). During 
programmatic form submissions, all access checks are deliberately 
bypassed, and any form element may be submitted regardless of the 
current user's access level.
This is normal and expected behavior for most uses of programmatic form 
submissions; however, there are cases where custom or contributed code 
may need to send data provided by the current (untrusted) user to 
drupal_form_submit() and therefore need to respect access control on the 
To facilitate this, a new, optional 
$form_state['programmed_bypass_access_check'] element has been added to 
the Drupal 7 form API. If this is provided and set to FALSE, 
drupal_form_submit() will perform the normal form access checks against 
the current user while submitting the form, rather than bypassing them.
This change does not fix a security issue in Drupal core itself, but 
rather provides a method for custom or contributed code to fix security 
issues that would be difficult or impossible to fix otherwise.

Upstream advisory:

Could CVE's please be assigned to these issues?


Ratul Gupta / Red Hat Security Response Team

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