Drupal 8.3.x < 8.3.0-rc2 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Web App Scanning Plugin ID 98554


Drupal 8.3.x < 8.3.0-rc2 Multiple Vulnerabilities


According to its self-reported version number, the detected Drupal application is affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A security bypass vulnerability exists in the editor module due to a failure to properly check access restrictions when adding private files with a configured text editor (e.g. CKEDITOR). An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to bypass access restrictions and disclose arbitrary files. (CVE-2017-6377)

- A cross-site request forgery (XSRF) vulnerability exists as HTTP requests do not require multiple steps, explicit confirmation, or a unique token when performing certain sensitive actions. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to follow a specially crafted link, to cause the user to disable some blocks on sites or perform additional unintended actions. (CVE-2017-6379)

- An unspecified flaw exists in the PHPUnit component that allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code. Note that this vulnerability may only impact versions prior to 8.2.2. (CVE-2017-6381)

Note that the scanner has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update to Drupal version 8.3.0-rc2 or latest.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 98554

Type: remote

Published: 11/5/2018

Updated: 3/14/2023

Scan Template: api, basic, full, pci, scan

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-6381


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-6381

Vulnerability Information

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/16/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/16/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6377, CVE-2017-6379, CVE-2017-6381

BID: 96919

CWE: 284, 352, 829, 863

OWASP: 2010-A5, 2010-A6, 2010-A8, 2013-A5, 2013-A7, 2013-A8, 2013-A9, 2017-A5, 2017-A6, 2017-A9, 2021-A1, 2021-A6, 2021-A8

WASC: Application Misconfiguration, Cross-Site Request Forgery, Insufficient Authorization

CAPEC: 111, 175, 19, 201, 228, 251, 252, 253, 263, 441, 462, 467, 478, 479, 502, 503, 536, 546, 549, 550, 551, 552, 556, 558, 562, 563, 564, 578, 62, 660

DISA STIG: APSC-DV-000460, APSC-DV-002500, APSC-DV-002630

HIPAA: 164.306(a)(1), 164.306(a)(2), 164.312(a)(1), 164.312(a)(2)(i)

ISO: 27001-A.12.6.1, 27001-A.13.1.1, 27001-A.14.1.2, 27001-A.14.1.3, 27001-A.14.2.5, 27001-A.18.1.3, 27001-A.6.2.2, 27001-A.9.1.2, 27001-A.9.4.1, 27001-A.9.4.4, 27001-A.9.4.5

NIST: sp800_53-AC-3, sp800_53-CM-6b, sp800_53-SI-10(5)

OWASP API: 2019-API7, 2023-API8

OWASP ASVS: 4.0.2-1.4.2, 4.0.2-12.3.6, 4.0.2-14.2.1, 4.0.2-4.2.2

PCI-DSS: 3.2-6.2, 3.2-6.5.8, 3.2-6.5.9