Drupal 'Views' Module Access Bypass Vulnerability (Linux)

Published: 2016-09-27 04:36:16
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Detection Type:
Remote Banner Unreliable

Summary:
This host is running Drupal and is prone to access bypass vulnerability.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
The Flaw exists due to error within the 'Views' module, where users without the 'View content count' permission can see the number of hits collected by the Statistics module for results in the view.

Impact:
Successful exploitation will allow remote attackers to bypass access restrictions and see statistics information.

Affected Versions:
Drupal core 8.x versions prior to 8.1.3

Recommendations:
Upgrade to version 8.1.3 or newer.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-6212

SecurityFocus Bugtraq ID:

https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/91230

References:

https://www.drupal.org/SA-CORE-2016-002

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
5.0

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