Drupal Core - Moderately Critical - Multiple Vulnerabilities - SA-CORE-2014-006

2014-11-19T00:00:00
ID DRUPAL-SA-CORE-2014-006
Type drupal
Reporter Drupal Security Team
Modified 2014-11-19T00:00:00

Description

Session hijacking (Drupal 6 and 7)

A specially crafted request can give a user access to another user's session, allowing an attacker to hijack a random session.

This attack is known to be possible on certain Drupal 7 sites which serve both HTTP and HTTPS content ("mixed-mode"), but it is possible there are other attack vectors for both Drupal 6 and Drupal 7.

Denial of service (Drupal 7 only)

Drupal 7 includes a password hashing API to ensure that user supplied passwords are not stored in plain text.

A vulnerability in this API allows an attacker to send specially crafted requests resulting in CPU and memory exhaustion. This may lead to the site becoming unavailable or unresponsive (denial of service).

This vulnerability can be exploited by anonymous users.

CVE identifier(s) issued

  • Session hijacking (Drupal 6 and 7): CVE-2014-9015
  • Denial of service (Drupal 7): CVE-2014-9016

Versions affected

  • Drupal core 6.x versions prior to 6.34.
  • Drupal core 7.x versions prior to 7.34.

Solution

Install the latest version:

If you have configured a custom session.inc file for your Drupal 6 or Drupal 7 site you also need to make sure that it is not prone to the same session hijacking vulnerability disclosed in this security advisory.

If you have configured a custom password.inc file for your Drupal 7 site you also need to make sure that it is not prone to the same denial of service vulnerability disclosed in this security advisory. See also the similar security advisory for the Drupal 6 contributed Secure Password Hashes module: SA-CONTRIB-2014-113

Also see the Drupal core project page.

Reported by

Session hijacking:

Denial of service:

Fixed by

Session hijacking:

Denial of service:

Coordinated by

  • The Drupal Security Team