Drupal 7.x < 7.43 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9220
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The remote server is hosting an outdated installation of Drupal that is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


The remote server is hosting an outdated version of Drupal, a PHP-based open-source content management system. The version of Drupal installed on the remote server is 7.x prior to 7.43, and is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A flaw exists in the 'File' module that allows an attacker to view, delete, or substitute a link to a file that has not yet been submitted or processed by a form. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via continuous deletion of temporary files, to block all file uploads to a site.
- A flaw exists in the 'XML-RPC' system due to a failure to limit the number of simultaneous calls being made to the same method. A remote attacker can exploit this to facilitate brute-force attacks.
- A cross-site redirection vulnerability exists due to improper validation of unspecified input before returning it to the user, which can allow the current path to be filled-in with an external URL. A remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted link, to redirect a user to a malicious web page of the attacker's choosing that targets weaknesses in the client-side software or is used for phishing attacks.
- An unspecified reflected file download flaw exists that allows an attacker to trick a user into downloading and running a file with arbitrary JSON-encoded content.
- A flaw exists, related to how the 'user_save()' API is utilized, due to assigning improper roles when saving user accounts. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via crafted data added to a form or array, to gain elevated privileges.
- An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the 'have you forgotten your password' due to displaying the username when a valid email address is provided. A remote attacker can exploit this to obtain the usernames recognized by the system.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 9220

Family: CGI

Published: 4/8/2016

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 9211

Nessus ID: 89683

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.3

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:drupal:drupal:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Patch Publication Date: 2/24/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/24/2016

Reference Information

IAVA: 2015-A-0055