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Issue 161 - October, 23rd 2014

A major security flaw(SA-CORE-2014-005) was fixed last week in the Drupal 7.32 release. If you haven't upgraded your Drupal 7 sites by now your unpatched Drupal sites could be compromised. has written up a guide to assist with upgrading. If you have a Drupal 7 site I would also recommend looking at this logic tree from ‏@BevanR.


Sa-Core-2014-005 - Drupal Core - SQL Injection

"Drupal 7 includes a database abstraction API to ensure that queries executed against the database are sanitized to prevent SQL injection attacks. A vulnerability in this API allows an attacker to send specially crafted requests resulting in arbitrary SQL execution. Depending on the content of the requests this can lead to privilege escalation, arbitrary PHP execution, or other attacks. This vulnerability can be exploited by anonymous users."

Drupal 7.32 Released

"Upgrading your existing Drupal 7 is strongly recommended. There are no new features or non-security-related bug fixes in this release."

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On Authority in Drupal And/or Open Source in General

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This is not a module, it's a Drush command that makes it possible to check for known indications of your site having been exploited with the vulnerability fixed in SA-CORE-2014-005.

Site Audit

Site Audit is a Drupal static site analysis platform that generates reports with actionable best practice recommendations.

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The Security Review module automates testing for many of the easy-to-make mistakes that render your site insecure.


This module scans the currently installed Drupal, contributed modules and themes, re-downloads them and determines if they have been changed. Changes are marked clearly and if the diff module is installed then Hacked! will allow you to see the exact lines that have changed.

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Omega 7.x-4.3

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Pathologic 7.x-3.0-Beta1

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