• Advisory ID: DRUPAL-SA-CONTRIB-2009-081
  • Project: Abuse (third-party module)
  • Version: 5.x, 6.x
  • Date: 2009 October 21
  • Security risk: Critical
  • Exploitable from: Remote
  • Vulnerability: Cross Site Scripting


The Abuse module enables users to flag nodes and comments as offensive, bringing them to the attention of the site maintainer for review. The module suffers from a Cross Site Scripting (Cross Site Scripting) vulnerability. Such an attack may lead to a malicious user gaining full administrative access.

Versions affected

  • Abuse 6.x prior to 6.x-1.1-alpha1
  • Abuse 5.x prior to 5.x-2.1

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


Upgrade to the latest version:

  • If you use Abuse for Drupal 6.x upgrade to version 6.x-1.1-alpha1
  • If you use Abuse for Drupal 5.x upgrade to version 5.x-2.1

Reported by

Fixed by


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