• Advisory ID: DRUPAL-SA-CONTRIB-2012-063
  • Project: RealName (third-party module)
  • Version: 6.x
  • Date: 2012-April-25
  • Security risk: Moderately critical
  • Exploitable from: Remote
  • Vulnerability: Cross Site Scripting


CVE: CVE-2012-2298

This module allows you to set a pattern for constructing "Real names" for users out of profile fields. The module does not sufficiently escape users' real names under certain circumstances which could lead to a Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attack.

Versions affected

  • RealName 6.x-1.x versions prior to 6.x-1.5.
  • RealName 7.x-1.x versions are not vulnerable.

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


Install the latest version:

Also see the RealName project page.

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