• Advisory ID: DRUPAL-SA-CONTRIB-2013-009
  • Project: Keyboard Shortcut Utility (third-party module)
  • Version: 7.x
  • Date: 2013-January-23
  • Security risk: Moderately critical
  • Exploitable from: Remote
  • Vulnerability: Access bypass


The Keyboard Shortcut Utility module enables you to create keyboard shortcuts on your website. You can create a shortcut to go to a page (internal or external) or call a JavaScript function.

The module doesn't sufficiently check node access to view nodes for users who have "view shortcuts" permission. It also doesn't check node access to view, edit, or delete nodes for users who have the "admin shortcuts" permission.

This vulnerability is mitigated by the fact that an attacker must have a role with the permission "view shortcuts" or "admin shortcuts".

CVE identifier(s) issued

  • CVE-2013-0226

Versions affected

  • All Keyboard Shortcut Utility 7.x-1.x versions prior to 7.x-1.1

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


Update to the latest version of the module (7.x-1.1 or higher).

Also see the Keyboard Shortcut Utility project page.

Reported by

Fixed by

Ivan Zugec the new module maintainer.

Coordinated by

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