Patch Delivered for Aggressively Abused Drupal Weakness

An aggressively abused Drupal weakness – traced as CVE-2017-6922 – has been repaired this week. The fault, which influences Drupal v 7.56 as well as 8.3.4, is abused.

The fault is an access bypass weakness which Drupal was conscious of since last October, even though a patch has just been delivered. The fault can be abused on misconfigured sites, letting unnamed users upload records that are stowed in a general public file system and can hence be accessed by other unnamed users. Personal records that aren’t attached to site content must only be accessible by the person who uploaded the records. The weakness just affects sites that allow file uploads by untrusted or anonymous visitors.

Drupal states unnamed users might upload other files or images through webforms on a website that the site maintainer wouldn’t desire to be accessed by other people. The Drupal weakness is being abused for junk purposes. Hateful actors can direct users to the files or point search engines to those files through spam electronic mail promotions.

An important incorrect field authentication flaw – CVE-2017-6921 – has also been repaired. This fault would also let a malevolent actor upload records to a susceptible site if the restful Web Facilities unit is enabled. The unit lets PATCH requests which would enable a person to record an account on the website with consents to upload records and change the file resource.  The fault is in Drupal core types before 8.3.4.

One more Drupal susceptibility – CVE-2017-6920 – disturbing version 8.3.4 has also been repaired with this week’s series of updates. CVE-2017-6920 is a distant code execution weakness also ranked as serious. The patch modifies how insecure items are controlled by the PECL YAML parser. This Drupal weakness might be abused on unpatched Drupal types letting distant code execution. This Drupal weakness is in core types 7.x before 7.56 and 8.x types before 8.3.4.