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Drupal AES Module Password Information Disclosure Security Issue

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Release Date:  2011-02-03    Last Update:  2011-02-16    Views:  2,207

Secunia Advisory SA43185

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Exposure of sensitive information

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A security issue has been reported in the AES module for Drupal, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose sensitive information.

The module saves the password of the last user to log in to a text file under the Drupal root directory. This can be exploited to disclose the password by requesting the file directly.

The security issue is reported in version 7.x-1.4.


Solution:
Update to version 7.x-1.5.

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Shawn Smiley.

Original Advisory:
SA-CONTRIB-2011-005:
http://drupal.org/node/1048998

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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