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SAML Service Provider - Critical - Access bypass - SA-CONTRIB-2020-006

SAML Service Provider - Critical - Access bypass - SA-CONTRIB-2020-006

Project: SAML Service Provider
Date: 2020-March-11
Security risk: Critical 15∕25
Vulnerability: Access bypass

Description

This module enables you to authenticate Drupal users using an external SAML Identity Provider.

If the site is configured to allow visitors to register for user accounts but administrator approval is required, the module doesn't sufficiently enforce the administrative approval requirement, in the case where the requesting user has already authenticated through SAML.

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Profile - Moderately critical - Access Bypass - SA-CONTRIB-2020-004

Profile - Moderately critical - Access Bypass - SA-CONTRIB-2020-004

Project: Profile
Date: 2020-February-19
Security risk: Moderately critical 14∕25
Vulnerability: Access Bypass

Description

The Profile module enables you to allow users to have configurable user profiles.

The module doesn't sufficiently check access when creating a user profile. Users with the "create profiles" permission could create profiles for any users.

Solution

Install the latest version:

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Views Bulk Operations (VBO) - Moderately critical - Access bypass - SA-CONTRIB-2020-003

Views Bulk Operations (VBO) - Moderately critical - Access bypass - SA-CONTRIB-2020-003

Project: Views Bulk Operations (VBO)
Date: 2020-February-05
Security risk: Moderately critical 12∕25
Vulnerability: Access bypass

Description

Views Bulk Operations provides enhancements to running bulk actions on views.

The module contains an access bypass vulnerability that might allow users to execute views actions that they should not have access to.

This vulnerability is mitigated by the fact that it only occurs in the case of customised action access (by means of hook_action_info_alter).

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If not Drupal 8/9 then Backdrop - Upgrade your Drupal 7 website with AltaGrade!

If not Drupal 8/9 then definitely Backdrop!

Since its official release on January 5, 2011 for many years Drupal 7 had been the content management system of choice for the majority of the web-projects hosted on AltaGrade platform. However, the picture has been gradually changing after Drupal 7's end-of-life was announced to take place sometime in November 2021 with growing number of Drupal 8, Wordpress, Backdrop or other types of websites coming instead.

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Radix - Moderately critical - Cross site scripting - SA-CONTRIB-2020-001

Radix - Moderately critical - Cross site scripting - SA-CONTRIB-2020-001

Project: Radix
Date: 2020-January-15
Security risk: Moderately critical 13∕25
Vulnerability: Cross site scripting

Description

Radix is a base theme for Drupal, with Bootstrap 4, Sass, ES6 and BrowserSync built-in.

The module doesn't sufficiently filter menu titles when used in a dropdown in the main menu.

This vulnerability is mitigated by the fact that an attacker must have permission to edit a menu title used in the main menu.

Solution

Install the latest version:

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

As we are approaching the year 2020 we would like to thank you for entrusting your Drupal, Backdrop and WordPress websites to us. We appreciate your business with AltaGrade and assure you that we will deliver more convenient features to our hosting platform and better enhancements to our ticket processing and billing portal in 2020.

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WordPress 5.3.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.3.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.3.1 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 46 fixes and enhancements. Plus, it adds a number of security fixes—see the list below.

WordPress 5.3.1 is a short-cycle maintenance release. The next major release will be version 5.4.

You can download WordPress 5.3.1 by clicking this link, or visit your WordPress website's Dashboard → Updates and click Update Now.

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Webform - Critical - Multiple vulnerabilities - SA-CONTRIB-2019-096

Webform - Critical - Multiple vulnerabilities - SA-CONTRIB-2019-096

Webform - Critical - Multiple vulnerabilities - SA-CONTRIB-2019-096
Project: Webform
Versions: 7.x-4.x, 7.x-3.x
Date: 2019-December-11
Security risk: Critical 15∕25 
Vulnerability: Multiple vulnerabilities

Description

This module enables you to create forms to collect information from users and report, analyze and distribute it by email.

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