The most severe vulnerability patched by Drupal 8.3.7 is a critical issue, tracked as CVE-2017-6925 that affects the entity access system. The CVE-2017-6925 flaw can be exploited by an attacker to view, create, delete or update entities.
The flaw impacts only entities that don’t have UUIDs and ones that have different access restrictions on different revisions of the same entity.
“There is a vulnerability in the entity access system that could allow unwanted access to view, create, update, or delete entities. This only affects entities that do not use or do not have UUIDs, and entities that have different access restrictions on different revisions of the same entity.” reads the advisory.
Another access bypass vulnerability patched in the latest version of Drupal 8, CVE-2017-6924, resides in th
“When using the REST API, users without the correct permission can post comments via REST that are approved even if the user does not have permission to post approved comments,” Drupal continues the advisory. “This issue only affects sites that have the RESTful Web Services (rest) module enabled, the comment entity REST resource enabled, and where an attacker can access a user account on the site with permissions to post comments, or where anonymous users can post comments.”
This vulnerability has been rated because it affects only sites that have the RESTful Web Services module and the comment entity REST resource enabled.
Security advisory adds that are attackers needs access to a user account that is allowed to post comments to trigger the issue, or the targeted website needs to allow comments from anonymous users.
Another flaw rated as moderately critical fixed in Drupal 8 is tracked as CVE-2017-6923 and affects the “views” component.
“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,” Drupal said. “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.”
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