• Advisory ID: DRUPAL-SA-CONTRIB-2013-076
  • Project: jQuery Countdown (third-party module)
  • Version: 7.x
  • Date: 2013-September-11
  • Security risk: Less critical
  • Exploitable from: Remote
  • Vulnerability: Cross Site Scripting


This jQuery Countdown Module enables you to display a countdown block based upon date settings.

The jQuery Countdown Module does not properly sanitize the settings, allowing a malicious user to embed scripts within a page, resulting in a Cross-site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability.

This vulnerability is mitigated by the fact that an attacker must have the "access administration pages" permission.

CVE identifier(s) issued

  • CVE-2013-4383

Versions affected

  • jquery_countdown 7.x-1.x versions prior to 7.x-1.0.

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


Install the latest version:

Also see the jQuery Countdown project page.

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