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

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Removing potentially malicious code from template

Our drupal site was hacked at some point recently, and I've been tasked to clean it up because nobody knows much about drupal here. I think I've taken care of most of the glaring security holes, and ...
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Malicious Code - Website Disable

I'm new to Drupal. My website has been disable due to malicious code found in /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/sites/all/themes/tao/tao/css.php What should I remove in this file? ...
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Cannnot turn off aggregation. Could it be due to server settings?

I am working on a site and two days ago I saw some of the styles on the site disappear. I check the Performance settings in Configuration, CSS and JS aggregation were off. I asked the server ...
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Is this block safe from code injection exploit?

Thanks good people here, I have create a simple module which generate two blocks as follows: function myblockmodule_block_info(){ $block['myadblocks'] = array( 'info' => t('My first ...
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admin only can log from a certain country

I want that the admin user to only be able to log in from a certain country, and that the other users that are not administrators will be able to log in from every country.
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How to find request to unwanted website?

I have noticed that certain pages on my website launch a series GET request to a 3rd party site, probably to attack it. So I guess some DOS code has been injected to the drupal site make the bad ...
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Is there a possible/safe way to do a sub-request in Drupal 7

In Drupal 8 the Symfony HttpKernel Component offers a nice way to make an internal sub-request (forward a request to another page without changing the URL). I'm wondering if there is an ad hoc way to ...
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How to save POST variables securely using entity api

I am creating a module that connects Drupal Commerce to Shipworks (a shipping management system). They communicate with each other using HTTP POSTs via a single endpoint URL on Drupal. One aspect I am ...
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Temporary files directory not fully protected .htaccess

I've been getting this error on my status page since I updated to 7.24 (I'm on 7.34 now). I do have my other files directories protected. I just am having a real hard time figuring how to shut this ...
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How Encrypt module actually works?

I installed the Drupal Encrypt module and enabled it. However, I wonder how this module actually works. Does it encrypt all the submissions from the browser that the user/admin key in like 1) Login ...
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Securing folder in Custom Module for Drupal 6

I wrote a custom module, which logs errors to an external text file. The files are kept in /sites/all/modules/custom/my_module/logging/ The problem is, if the user know the name of the file, they ...
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Ambiguity of using '.' as a separator in the site directory name might have security implications?

In a Drupal installation, which is served through the web server's default server config (i.e. it gets any request for an otherwise unknown domain) I have a settings file at ...
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Safety of letting user define javascript paths in fields

I have a module that uses the Fields API to insert a HTML5 canvas element and allows users to define paths to user scripts to be loaded with the page: The scripts are relative to a hard-coded path ...
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Security concerns with cache_get() and cache_set()

are there any security concerns with Drupal's cache_set() and cache_get() functions? I mean, I receive some values through an Ajax-GET-request. Can I pass them to the two functions with the following ...
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Is it safe and fine to block external access to sites/all/modules folder and all its subfolders and files? [closed]

That's to say block all except 127.0.0.1? Thanks.
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Odd log entries: is it indicative of an attack?, is there anything other than IP blocking that I should do?

So I've been getting some odd log entries in my Drupal 7 install: Here's two: As far as I can see they haven't done anything and I've blocked the IP addresses but they keep coming with different IP ...
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Is my Drupal website hacked? [duplicate]

So I am running this Drupal 7 website, I just checked users list and got surprised with this: As you can see the usernames are spam and their emails are also spam. But I do not get it how they did ...
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Just found a code.php file in ctools/plugins/argument/, is that a hack? [closed]

While duplicating a site, during files upload I notice a failed transfered file named code.php in the the folder ctools/plugins/argument/ I download and check the original module, and there isn't ...
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Site affected by PSA-2014-003, revoke all public keys?

I didn't patch my website right after PSA-2014-003, it run about one week unpatched. Now, I'm moving my website to a new server, using an old database backup. In my old server, I used an passphrase ...
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Can't access my website

I can't access my website. I guess it has been hacked. Some drupaldev user is already been created and is in admin list. I have blocked that user multiple times, but it reappears again and again in my ...
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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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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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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 ...