This module allows different access permissions to be given to authors, referenced users and non-referenced users.

When an author has created content containing a user reference field (with author update/delete grants enabled) and the author's user account is later deleted, content created by them can be edited by anonymous users.

CVE identifier(s) issued

  • CVE-2013-2123

Versions affected

  • nodeaccess_userreference 6.x-3.x versions prior to 6.x-3.5.
  • nodeaccess_userreference 7.x-3.x versions prior to 7.x-3.10.

Drupal core is not affected. If you do not use the contributed Node access user reference module, there is nothing you need to do.


Install the latest version:

Also see the Node access user reference project page.

Reported by

Fixed by

Coordinated by

  • Dan Smith provisional member of the Drupal Security Team

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