Drupal 7.0.x < 7.69 / 8.7.x < 8.7.11 / 8.8.x < 8.8.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities (drupal-2019-12-18)

High Nessus Plugin ID 132340


A PHP application running on the remote web server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version, the instance of Drupal running on the remote web server is 7.0.x prior to 7.69, 8.7.x prior to 8.7.11, or 8.8.x prior to 8.8.1. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

- The Drupal project uses the third-party library Archive_Tar, which has released a security update that impacts some Drupal configurations. Multiple vulnerabilities are possible if Drupal is configured to allow .tar, .tar.gz, .bz2 or .tlz file uploads and processes them. The latest versions of Drupal update Archive_Tar to 1.4.9 to mitigate the file processing vulnerabilities. (SA-CORE-2019-012)

- The Media Library module has a security vulnerability whereby it doesn't sufficiently restrict access to media items in certain configurations. (SA-CORE-2019-011)

- Drupal 8 core's file_save_upload() function does not strip the leading and trailing dot ('.') from filenames, like Drupal 7 did. Users with the ability to upload files with any extension in conjunction with contributed modules may be able to use this to upload system files such as .htaccess in order to bypass protections afforded by Drupal's default .htaccess file. After this fix, file_save_upload() now trims leading and trailing dots from filenames. (SA-CORE-2019-010)

- A visit to install.php can cause cached data to become corrupted. This could cause a site to be impaired until caches are rebuilt. (SA-CORE-2019-009)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Drupal version 7.69 / 8.7.11 / 8.8.1 or later.

See Also








Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 132340

File Name: drupal_8_8_1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2019/12/20

Updated: 2020/03/27

Dependencies: 18638

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: manual

CVSS Score Rationale: Score based on analysis of the vendor advisory.

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:drupal:drupal

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Drupal, Settings/ParanoidReport

Patch Publication Date: 2019/12/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/12/18