• Advisory ID: DRUPAL-SA-CONTRIB-2012-009
  • Project: Revisioning (third-party module)
  • Version: 7.x
  • Date: 2012-January-18
  • Security risk: Less critical
  • Exploitable from: Remote
  • Vulnerability: Access bypass


CVE: CVE-2012-1635

This module enables you to create moderation publication workflows, allowing authors to create content that isn't visible to the public until it has been approved by a moderator/publisher.

The module's implementation of hook_node_access() assumes that access is to granted/denied based on the logged-in user's permissions. However, the hook may be invoked in contexts whereby the access grants are to be returned for a particular account passed into the hook. This could result in an access bypass vulnerability if node_access() is called for a specific user account.

This vulnerability happens when using the XML sitemap module which as a result will disclose the URLs of un-accessible or unpublished content to anonymous users. The actual content itself is not disclosed.

Versions affected

  • Revisioning 7.x-1.x versions prior to 7.x-1.3.

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


Install the latest version:

See also the Revisioning project page.

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