• Advisory ID: DRUPAL-SA-CONTRIB-2011-035
  • Project: Forward (third-party module)
  • Version: 6.x, 7.x
  • Date: 2011-August-17
  • Security risk: Moderately critical
  • Exploitable from: Remote
  • Vulnerability: Open redirect


The Forward module enables you to add a "forward this page" link to each node. The link takes regular site visitors to a form where they can generate an email to a friend.
The module doesn't check to ensure that the page being forwarded refers to an internal path. This could allow someone to hard code a forward link to an unscrupulous external site.

This vulnerability is mitigated by the fact that an attacker must have a role that enables them to post content to the site that contains embedded links.

Versions affected

  • Forward 6.x-1.x versions prior to 6.x-1.20.
  • Forward 7.x-1.x versions prior to 7.x-1.1.

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


Install the latest version:

  • If you use the Forward module for Drupal 6.x, upgrade to Forward 6.x-1.20
  • If you use the Forward module for Drupal 7.x, upgrade to Forward 7.x-1.1

See also the Forward project page.

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