FileField module allows users to upload files in conjunction with the Content Construction Kit (CCK) module in Drupal 6.

The module doesn't validate that a request to delete a temporary file was made by the user who uploaded the file. An attacker can use this vulnerability to delete other user's file uploads while they are in the process of creating or editing content and attaching files (before it is saved). This can be used as a denial of service (DoS) attack that can prevent file uploads from working on the site.

This vulnerability is mitigated by the fact that an attacker must have a role with the permission to create content and upload files using a file (or image) field.

CVE identifier(s) issued

  • A CVE identifier will be requested, and added upon issuance, in accordance with Drupal Security Team processes.

Versions affected

  • FileField module 6.x-3.x versions prior to 6.x-3.14.

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


Install the latest version:

Also see the FileField project page.

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