• Advisory ID: DRUPAL-SA-CONTRIB-2013-003
  • Project: RESTful Web Services (third-party module)
  • Version: 7.x
  • Date: 2013-January-16
  • Security risk: Moderately critical
  • Exploitable from: Remote
  • Vulnerability: Cross Site Request Forgery


This module enables you to expose Drupal entities as RESTful web services. It provides a machine-readable interface to exchange resources in JSON, XML and RDF.

The module doesn't sufficiently verify POST requests thereby exposing a Cross Site Request Forgery vulnerability.

This vulnerability is mitigated by the fact that an attacker must trick an authenticated user onto a prepared page that leverages a weakness in certain browser plugins.

CVE identifier(s) issued

  • CVE-2013-0205

Versions affected

  • RESTWS 7.x-1.x versions prior to 7.x-1.2.
  • RESTWS 7.x-2.x versions prior to 7.x-2.0-alpha4.

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


Install the latest version:

Also see the RESTful Web Services project page.

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Contact and More Information

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