Drupal core - Moderately critical - Third-party libraries - SA-CORE-2021-005
Project: Drupal core Date: 2021-August-12 Security risk: Moderately critical 13∕25 Vulnerability: Third-party libraries
Vulnerabilities are possible if Drupal is configured to allow use of the CKEditor library for WYSIWYG editing. An attacker that can create or edit content (even without access to CKEditor themselves) may be able to exploit one or more Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities to target users with access to the WYSIWYG CKEditor, including site admins with privileged access.
For more information, see CKEditor's announcement of the release.
Install the latest version:
Versions of Drupal 8 prior to 8.9.x and versions of Drupal 9 prior to 9.1.x are end-of-life and do not receive security coverage.
Drupal 7 core is not affected, although Drupal 7, 8, and 9 site owners should review their site following the protocol for managing external libraries and plugins previously suggested by the Drupal Security Team, as contributed projects may use additional CKEditor plugins not packaged in Drupal core.