• Advisory ID: DRUPAL-SA-CONTRIB-2012-133
  • Project: Taxonomy Image (third-party module)
  • Version: 6.x
  • Date: 2012-August-29
  • Security risk: Moderately critical
  • Exploitable from: Remote
  • Vulnerability: Cross Site Scripting, Arbitrary PHP code execution


The taxonomy_image module allows site administrators to associate images with taxonomy terms.

The module did not sufficiently filter retrieval of taxonomy images, allowing users to bypass Drupal's normal file upload protections to install malicious HTML or executable code to the server.

This vulnerability is mitigated by the fact that an attacker must have the permissions "administer taxonomy" and "administer taxonomy images", and that the fix for SA-2006-006 - Drupal Core - Execution of arbitrary files in certain Apache configurations should prevent code execution in typical Apache configurations.

CVE: Requested

Versions affected

  • Taxonomy Image 6.x-1.x versions prior to 6.x-1.7.

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


Install the latest version:

Also see the Taxonomy Image project page.

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