[Full-disclosure] [Security-news] SA-CONTRIB-2012-097 - Protest - Cross Site Scripting (XSS)

View online: http://drupal.org/node/1619856

* Advisory ID: DRUPAL-SA-CONTRIB-2012-097
* Project: Protest [1] (third-party module)
* Version: 6.x, 7.x
* Date: 2012-June-06
* Security risk: Moderately critical [2]
* Exploitable from: Remote
* Vulnerability: Cross Site Scripting


Protest allows websites to display a complete page blackout (website

The module contains a cross site scripting (XSS) vulnerability as it fails to
sanitize user input before display.

This vulnerability is mitigated by the fact that an attacker must have a role
with the permission "administer protest".
CVE: Requested


* Protest 6.x-1.x versions prior to 6.x-1.2.
* Protest 7.x-1.x versions prior to 7.x-1.2.

Drupal core is not affected. If you do not use the contributed Protest [3]
module, there is nothing you need to do.

-------- SOLUTION

Install the latest version:

* If you use the Protest module for Drupal 6.x, upgrade to Protest 6.x-1.2
* If you use the Protest module for Drupal 7.x, upgrade to Protest 7.x-1.2

Also see the Protest [6] project page.

-------- REPORTED BY

* Shawn Price [7]

-------- FIXED BY

* Shawn Price [8] the module maintainer


* Greg Knaddison [9] of the Drupal Security Team


The Drupal security team can be reached at security at drupal.org or via the
contact form at http://drupal.org/contact [10].

Learn more about the Drupal Security team and their policies [11], writing
secure code for Drupal [12], and securing your site [13].

[1] http://drupal.org/project/protest
[2] http://drupal.org/security-team/risk-levels
[3] http://drupal.org/project/protest
[4] http://drupal.org/node/1618090
[5] http://drupal.org/node/1618092
[6] http://drupal.org/project/protest
[7] http://drupal.org/user/25556
[8] http://drupal.org/user/25556
[9] http://drupal.org/user/36762
[10] http://drupal.org/contact
[11] http://drupal.org/security-team
[12] http://drupal.org/writing-secure-code
[13] http://drupal.org/security/secure-configuration

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