- Advisory ID: DRUPAL-SA-CONTRIB-2012-152
- Project: Feeds (third-party module)
- Version: 7.x
- Date: 2012-October-10
- Security risk: Not critical
- Exploitable from: Remote
- Vulnerability: Access bypass
The feeds module enables you to import or aggregate data as nodes, users, taxonomy terms or simple database records.
The module doesn't sufficiently check permissions when creating nodes on behalf of a user.
This vulnerability is mitigated by the fact that an attacker must have control over the source feed, and the Feeds importer must have a field from that feed mapped to the node's author.
Note: the Feeds module doesn't have a stable release and therefore a Security Advisory would not normally be issued, per the Drupal Security Team policy. However, this issue affects the Mailhandler module, which does have a stable release. For modules with dependencies, maintainers are encouraged to create stable releases only for those modules dependent on stable releases.
- Feeds 7.x-2.x versions prior to 7.x-2.0-alpha6.
Drupal core is not affected. If you do not use the contributed Feeds module, there is nothing you need to do.
Install the latest version:
- If you use the Feeds module for Drupal 7.x, upgrade to Feeds 7.x-2.0-alpha6.
Also see the Feeds project page.
Contact and More Information
The Drupal security team can be reached at security at drupal.org or via the contact form at http://drupal.org/contact.