Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3075-1 drupal7 -- security update

Date Reported:
20 Nov 2014
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-9015, CVE-2014-9016.
More information:

Two vulnerabilities were discovered in Drupal, a fully-featured content management framework. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following issues:

  • CVE-2014-9015

    Aaron Averill discovered that a specially crafted request can give a user access to another user's session, allowing an attacker to hijack a random session.

  • CVE-2014-9016

    Michael Cullum, Javier Nieto and Andres Rojas Guerrero discovered that the password hashing API allows an attacker to send specially crafted requests resulting in CPU and memory exhaustion. This may lead to the site becoming unavailable or unresponsive (denial of service).

Custom configured and need to be audited as well to verify if they are prone to these vulnerabilities. More information can be found in the upstream advisory at

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 7.14-2+deb7u8.

We recommend that you upgrade your drupal7 packages.