Drupal up to 7.x-dev access control

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A vulnerability was found in Drupal (Content Management System). It has been declared as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, and integrity. The summary by CVE is:

The File module in Drupal 7.x before 7.29 does not properly check permissions to view files, which allows remote authenticated users with certain permissions to bypass intended restrictions and read files by attaching the file to content with a file field.

The weakness was presented 07/22/2014 by mani22test (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at drupal.org. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2014-5020. The attack can be launched remotely. A single authentication is necessary for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1068 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 76606 (Debian DSA-2983-1 : drupal7 - security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 13062 (Drupal Multiple Remote Security Vulnerabilities (SA-CORE-2014-003)).

Upgrading to version 7.11 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (94683) and Tenable (76606). See 67200, 67201, 67261 and 70424 for similar entries.






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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 76606
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-2983-1 : drupal7 - security update
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OpenVAS ID: 867773
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for drupal7 FEDORA-2014-8515
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Drupal 7.11


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Product: drupal.org

Advisory: drupal.org
Researcher: mani22test
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2014-5020 (🔍)
X-Force: 94683
Vulnerability Center: 45635 - Drupal 7.x before 7.29 File Module Remote Security Bypass, Medium
SecurityFocus: 68706 - Drupal Multiple Remote Security Vulnerabilities
OSVDB: 109236

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Created: 03/26/2015 12:07 PM
Updated: 03/26/2022 08:25 AM
Changes: 03/26/2015 12:07 PM (62), 06/03/2017 07:35 AM (9), 03/26/2022 08:24 AM (3), 03/26/2022 08:25 AM (1)
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