Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1930-1 drupal6 -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
07 Nov 2009
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 535435, Bug 547140.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2009-2372, CVE-2009-2373, CVE-2009-2374.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities have been found in drupal6, a fully-featured content management framework. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

  • CVE-2009-2372

    Gerhard Killesreiter discovered a flaw in the way user signatures are handled. It is possible for a user to inject arbitrary code via a crafted user signature. (SA-CORE-2009-007)

  • CVE-2009-2373

    Mark Piper, Sven Herrmann and Brandon Knight discovered a cross-site scripting issue in the forum module, which could be exploited via the tid parameter. (SA-CORE-2009-007)

  • CVE-2009-2374

    Sumit Datta discovered that certain drupal6 pages leak sensitive information such as user credentials. (SA-CORE-2009-007)

Several design flaws in the OpenID module have been fixed, which could lead to cross-site request forgeries or privilege escalations. Also, the file upload function does not process all extensions properly leading to the possible execution of arbitrary code. (SA-CORE-2009-008)

The oldstable distribution (etch) does not contain drupal6.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 6.6-3lenny3.

For the testing distribution (squeeze) and the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 6.14-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your drupal6 packages.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (lenny)

Architecture-independent component:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.