Topics related to site security. In particular topics focuded on protecting a Drupal site from unauthorized access, modification, disruption, or destruction.

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Drupal reuses its hash salt

The instructions in default.settings.php say This variable will be set to a random value by the installer. All one-time login links will be invalidated if the value is changed. Note that if ...
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After Drupal 7.32 should sql injection attempts create PDOExceptions?

I have the Logging and Alerts module installed on a few of my sites. Yesterday I noticed a series of notification emails with the following data. These produced PDOException exceptions and so far as I ...
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Is CiviCRM data vulnerable to the Drupageddon bug?

Would CiviCRM data have been exposed to a Drupageddon exploit if it happened before I updated the site to Drupal 7.32? CiviCRM is in a separate MySQL database. However, the site uses Views/CiviCRM ...
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Auditing my D7 Site after upgrade to 7.32 w/ Zen [duplicate]

As a security nut case, I should have taken the last Drupal Core security update seriously. I did not, as we're in the process of building a brand new version of the website, and were planning on ...
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Advice on latest drupal security advisory having followed most of the instructions do I rebuild the server?

I was unfortunately on holiday on the week of drupageddon / drupalgeddon / security advisory SA-CORE-2014-005. So my site was a week without having core updated/ patch applied at all. I started off ...
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Aegir and SA-CORE-2014-005

Case: - Aegir server 2.1 on Drupal 6.31 -- Platform Hostmaster: Drupal 6.31 --- Hostmaster: ? -- Platform 1: Drupal 7.31 --- Site 1: HACKED --- Site 2: HACKED -- Platform 2: Drupal 7.32 --- Site 3: ? ...
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How to block IP/user of failed login when user account is not active?

There are several topic for this issues and lot of module out there to control this scenario but my concern is only about non-authenticated user who are registered but not verified their email. By ...
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Unattended automatic security updates / upgrades [duplicate]

What is the best way to get Drupal to automatically perform security updates? And are people commonly employing such a method? For motivation, consider this: Drupal just released a PSA about a ...
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Drupal Commerce Authorize.net gateway and POODLE

I got a notice today that Authorize.net is going to shut off their SSLv3 protocol on November 4 (7 days from today) in response to the POODLE threat. I'm using Drupal Commerce's commerce_authnet ...
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https link in a block is changed to http [closed]

I have a drupal site which is behind a proxy. for example: http://sites.example.com/site I have added a block in the sidebar of the site which has a link to https://sites.example.com/site/page I ...
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how can i break into my own drupal site?

I’ve been a drupalize.me member for months now and was doing the Media module tutorial. half way through it i decided to install the tutorial companion files and foolishly replaced my files. in the ...
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Is it necessary to embed captcha into the printmail form of print module? [on hold]

I installed print module and it enables the users to send the node and its link to an email by redirecting them to a form. from security perspective is it safe to let them to do this with out captcha ...
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Drupal SA-CORE-2014-005 - How to tell if my server / sites were compromised?

I just updated all my sites using the patch method of resolving the Drupal SA-CORE-2014-005 exploit. I just read reports that just yesterday there is someone from a Russian IP infiltrating drupal ...
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Is it possible to use Google to find Drupal with a specific version of Drupal?

Ideally it wouldn't be possible to use Google or another search engine to find many Drupal installations with e.g. Drupal core 7.31. But I'm not sure if it's not. So I would like to know: is it in ...
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How to skip “Checked available update data for” all modules when I just want to update core or a specific module?

I'm upgrading a lot of my Drupal sites to 7.32. Unfortunately it takes a lot of time for each site because of some update check that I don't need. On How to upgrade only core with drush? I learned I ...
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How to upgrade only core with drush?

There's a huge security leak in <7.32. So I want to upgrade all my Drupal sites asap without too much worrying about breaking stuff. But... $ drush dl drupal-7.32 It's forbidden to download ...
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What kind of attacks does the patch for SA-CORE-2014-005 (Drupal 7.32) prevent?

Reading up on https://www.drupal.org/node/2357241 and the technical details at https://www.drupal.org/SA-CORE-2014-005, as well as the actual patch which is simply: diff --git ...
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How to hide username displayed in code with Omega 3 theme

Drupal 7 with Omega version 3 theme generates a username class for the article tag in the HTML code, something like : class="node node-page node-published node-not-promoted node-not-sticky ...
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Migrate user passwords salted and hashed with md5

I have quite complex migration for some legacy non drupal site to migrate it into D7. The whole migration works fine but it turned out that source user passwords are salted and hashed with MD5. ...
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How to automatically put your site into maintenance mode if at least a critical security update is available?

I think I'm craving for this functionality. What I want is, if after a CRON run, Drupal detects that such a security update is available, the site would be taken down for maintenance mode to avoid ...
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Drupal 7 multisite password protect single site

I am running a Drupal 7 multisite platform in which sites will be added at a later date to a live version of the website. During the testing process I need the new sites to be on their final live ...
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Remove XMLRPC to avoid vulnerability exploit

How is xmlrpc.php from Drupal core affecting functionality? Given the fact that a vulnerability was discovered for it, details in this article is it safe to remove xmlrpc.php file? Is it bad ...
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Drupal site blocked by Windows defender

Visiting my Drupal 7 site just now with IE 11, I get this message: Windows Defender blocked content on this website lx7pyv.dofeqilr.com Hosted by: mysite.com Recommended icon Go to ...
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What are the appropriate file security settings and Apache settings for Drupal sites running on a VPS?

I would be grateful for some help on this one - I have looked at the other posts on this subject with interest, but they don't seem quite to fit my situation. I'm not a great Unix expert, but there ...
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Where does field help text get filtered?

Drupal 7 fields, by default, have a nice text box beneath them for Help Text. This is set up with field_ui_field_edit_form(): $form['instance']['description'] = array( '#type' => 'textarea', ...
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Is someone trying to hack my site?

I was looking at my drupal site log messages and I´ve been having very weird ones as the ones attached. I was wondering if someone is trying to hack my site, if so, how can I prevent that? I have all ...
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Encrypting db password stored in settings.php

The db password in settings.php is stored as plain text. Is there any way to encrypt that password? My client says its a security risk even though the file permissions is as should.
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Sub-folders in Private folder created by private_download module

I want to have sub-folders in my Private folder. I am using the Private Download module. These sub-folders should be accessible as per role. For example I have Advanced and Basic as 2 separate roles ...
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Secure pages and installing new modules (AJAX error)

I've just configured my website to work with secure pages and everything seems to be working fine except for the ability to install a new module. Whenever I try, I get this error: An AJAX HTTP ...
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Change in core drupal module regex security risk

As interim solution to an issue in javascript I changed in Core Drupal user.module file line, to disallow single quotation mark: if (preg_match('/[^\x{80}-\x{F7} a-z0-9@_.\'-]/i', $name)) { to if ...
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Time analysis and security issues with Drupal bootstrap from external script

I have some external php scripts that query mysql and return data to javascript through xmlhttprequests. But the problem is that when I type the url of the .php on my browser address bar, these data ...
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base_url for both http and https?

I have a site that is accessible both through http and https. I see the security review complains that base_url is not defined in settings.php. However when I define it as http://mysite.com, and ...
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rule to remove “Public files directory Not fully protected” in nginx?

I use D7 with nginx and php5-fpm on Linux and get this security warning: Public files directory Not fully protected I see here that one needs to use this snippet in Apache's htaccess to resolve ...
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$drupal_hash_salt is empty in my installations

This is the code in settings.php $drupal_hash_salt = ''; From what I know it should be a random string and I shouldn't change it at all and it has a direct effect on the website security. But why ...
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How and when to use filter_xss() and check_plain()?

There are lots of template files like this one views-view-fields--magazine--magazine.tpl.php in my website. how and when I should use the filter_xss() and check_plain() to improve security? for ...
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How to block the user after a few failed logins

modules like login security deny the user IP after afew failed logins. there are softwares that randomly generate new IP for user so it makes such modules useless. sending cookie to the user browser ...
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How safely allow untrusted users to use img tag?

Following this question, I'm wondering how can I allow users of a social site (which obviously are not all trusted) to upload images while avoiding XSS threats?
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How allowing img tag in formats can be dangerous?

I get this recommendation form Security review module: It is recommended you remove the following tags from roles accessible by untrusted users: img I am wondering what real world threats can ...
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Security issues while using external javascript and php files to access mysql database in drupal nodes

I have created a search_interface node which asks for filters and onClick event of the submit button, I have called an external search.js script. My search_interface node is of a custom content type ...
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What are the 'todos' when your database is hacked?

I want to plan for the terrible nightmare of my database being stolen. I feel I am secure, and I am not holding much actual data, but... if it does get taken - what do we do, is there a standard way ...
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Encrypt entire site - request access [closed]

How can I encrypt my entire site? I also need to require password and username to access site. When visitors are accessing site, they will be redirected to a login page where they can also request ...
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How to save database connection easy and safe?

I'm trying to let Drupal7 connect to several databases(pgsql) and update data automatically. So I use Database::addConnectionInfo($name,'default',$connString) And db_set_active($name). It works ...
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security report there is no .htaccess file in private:// directory

I have this security report that is constantly saying: Security warning: Couldn't write .htaccess file. Please create a .htaccess file in your >private:// directory which contains the following ...
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Drupal 7, Is there a module that detects file structure changes?

Recently one of my clients sites was hacked and hackers uploaded a few directories and files into the web root folder. I'm looking for a module or a method that has the ability detect file structure ...
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enforce access control in entity view?

Is it a good idea to enforce access control at the entity view level? e.g. I do a check in the view function of the Entity's controller and return my content if it's allowed else return false. I ...
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Making the files directory read only [closed]

Is there any way that the "files" directory can be read only to some servers? I have some front server which will be visible to users, and a cms server which only content managers will use. The ...
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How to externally register a new user without accessing /user/register?

I have a (Drupal 7) site which uses LDAP to authenticate logins according to an Active Directory groups only. In the Apache config file, the URLs '/user' and '/admin' are both blocked externally. ...
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$base_url is set in settings.php but Security Review flags it still

I get this message in Security Review report: Base URL is not set in settings.php even though my settings.php code has this: $base_url = 'https://www.mysite.com'; I cleared caches several ...
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settings.php displays in browser

For all the Drupal sites I run except one, requesting /sites/default/settings.php in the browser results in a blank page, which seems right and proper. But for one of my sites (on a different host), ...
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Deleting users who have created content can lead to access bypass?

The statement below appears in several places on the Internet about Drupal security. Is it the case that someone once wrote this and people repeat it in the their '10 Drupal security tips' posts ...