• Advisory ID: DRUPAL-SA-CONTRIB-2012-089
  • Project: Counter (third-party module)
  • Version: 6.x
  • Date: 2012-May-30
  • Security risk: Highly critical
  • Exploitable from: Remote
  • Vulnerability: SQL Injection


Counter module counts how many visitors on your website. This module provides real time counting with all data saved to the database.

The module doesn't sufficiently filter user supplied text when recording visits to the database which leads to a SQL Injection vulnerability.

CVE: CVE-2012-2718

Versions affected

  • All Counter module versions.

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


Install the latest version:

  • If you currently use the Counter module you should disable the module.

Also see the Counter project page.

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Fixed by

The issue was not fixed.

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