Issue 161 - October, 23rd 2014A 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. Drupalize.me 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.
"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."
"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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