Views - Critical - Access Bypass - DRUPAL-SA-CONTRIB-2017-068

Description

When creating a view, you can optionally use Ajax to update the displayed data via filter parameters. The views subsystem/module did not restrict access to the Ajax endpoint to only views configured to use Ajax. This is mitigated if you have access restrictions on the view.

It is best practice to always include some form of access restrictions on all views, even if you are using another module to display them.

CVE identifier(s) issued

  • A CVE identifier will be requested, and added upon issuance, in accordance with Drupal Security Team processes.

Versions affected

  • Views versions prior to 7.x-3.17.

Drupal core is not affected. If you do not use the contributed Views module, there is nothing you need to do.

Solution

Install the latest version:

  • If you use the Views module for Drupal 7.x, upgrade to views 7.x-3.17

Also see the Views project page.

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