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Drupal Core - Highly Critical - Public Service announcement - PSA-2018-002
                               16 April 2018


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Drupal Core 7
                   Drupal Core 8
Publisher:         Drupal
Operating System:  Windows
                   UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Administrator Compromise        -- Remote/Unauthenticated
                   Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-7600  

Reference:         ESB-2018.0897

Original Bulletin: 

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Drupal Core - Highly Critical - Public Service announcement - PSA-2018-002

Posted by Drupal Security Team on 13 Apr 2018 at 17:36 UTC

    Advisory ID: PSA-2018-002
    Project: Drupal core
    Version: 7.x, 8.x
    Date: 2018-April-13
    Security risk: 24/25 (Highly Critical) 


This Public Service Announcement is a follow-up to SA-CORE-2018-002 - Drupal 
core - RCE. This is not an announcement of a new vulnerability. If you have 
not updated your site as described in SA-CORE-2018-002 you should assume your
site has been targeted and follow directions for remediation as described 

The security team is now aware of automated attacks attempting to compromise 
Drupal 7 and 8 websites using the vulnerability reported in SA-CORE-2018-002.
Due to this, the security team is increasing the security risk score of that 
issue to 24/25

Sites not patched by Wednesday, 2018-04-11 may be compromised. This is the 
date when evidence emerged of automated attack attempts. It is possible 
targeted attacks occurred before that.

Simply updating Drupal will not remove backdoors or fix compromised sites.

If you find that your site is already patched, but you didnt do it, that can 
be a symptom that the site was compromised. Some attacks in the past have 
applied the patch as a way to guarantee that only that attacker is in control
of the site.

What to do if your site may be compromised

Attackers may have copied all data out of your site and could use it 
maliciously. There may be no trace of the attack.

Take a look at our help documentation, Your Drupal site got hacked, now what.


Attackers may have created access points for themselves (sometimes called 
backdoors) in the database, code, files directory and other locations. 
Attackers could compromise other services on the server or escalate their 

Removing a compromised websites backdoors is difficult because it is very 
difficult to be certain all backdoors have been found.

If you did not patch, you should restore from a backup. While recovery without
restoring from backup may be possible, this is not advised because backdoors 
can be extremely difficult to find. The recommendation is to restore from 
backup or rebuild from scratch. For more information please refer to this 
guide on hacked sites.

Contact and More Information

We prepared a FAQ that was released when SA-CORE-2018-002 was published. Read
more at FAQ on SA-CORE-2018-002.

The Drupal security team can be reached at security at drupal.org or via the 
contact form at https://www.drupal.org/contact.

Learn more about the Drupal Security team and their policies, writing secure 
code for Drupal, and securing your site.

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