• Advisory ID: DRUPAL-SA-CONTRIB-2009-057
  • Project: Date (third-party module)
  • Version: 5.x, 6.x
  • Date: 2009-September-16
  • Security risk: Moderately critical
  • Exploitable from: Remote
  • Vulnerability: Cross Site Scripting


The Date module provides a date CCK field that can be added to any content type. The Date module does not properly escape user data correctly in some cases when setting the page title. A malicious user with permission to post date content could attempt a cross site scripting (XSS) attack when creating or editing content, leading to the user gaining full administrative access.

Versions affected

  • Date for Drupal 6.x prior to 6.x-2.4
  • Date for Drupal 6.x prior to 5.x-2.8

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


Upgrade to the latest version:

See also the Date project page.

Reported by

The Acquia, Inc. support team

Fixed by

Karen Stevenson, the project maintainer.


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