• Advisory ID: DRUPAL-SA-CONTRIB-2013-060
  • Project: Scald (third-party module)
  • Version: 6.x, 7.x
  • Date: 2013-July-24
  • Security risk: Moderately critical
  • Exploitable from: Remote
  • Vulnerability: Cross Site Scripting


This module enables you to handle media assets (atoms) in Drupal with a Views-based library, drag and drop interface and manage content attribution/licensing/distribution.

The module doesn't sufficiently filter atom properties such as the atom title when outputting atoms, thereby exposing a Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability.

This vulnerability is mitigated by the fact that an attacker must have a role with the permission to create atoms and the Scald Flash module or the resource management feature (in the MEE submodule) must be enabled.

CVE identifier(s) issued

  • CVE-2013-4174

Versions affected

  • Scald 6.x-1.x versions prior to 6.x-1.0-beta3.
  • Scald 7.x-1.x versions prior to 7.x-1.1.

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


Install the latest version:

Also see the Scald project page.

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