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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Drupal core - Moderately critical - Cross Site Scripting - SA-CORE-2021-011
18 November 2021
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Drupal core
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
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Project:Â Drupal core 
Security risk:Â *Moderately critical* 13/25
Vulnerability:Â Cross Site Scripting
The Drupal project uses the CKEditor  library for WYSIWYG editing.
CKEditor has released a security update that impacts Drupal .
Vulnerabilities are possible if Drupal is configured to allow use of the
CKEditor library for WYSIWYG editing. An attacker that can create or edit
content (even without access to CKEditor themselves) may be able to exploit
one or more Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities to target users with
access to the WYSIWYG CKEditor, including site admins with privileged access.
For more information, see CKEditor's security advisories:
* CVE-2021-41165: HTML comments vulnerability allowing to execute
* CVE-2021-41164: Advanced Content Filter (ACF) vulnerability allowing to
This advisory is not covered by Drupal Steward .
Install the latest version:
* If you are using Drupal 9.2, update to Drupal 9.2.9 .
* If you are using Drupal 9.1, update to Drupal 9.1.14 .
* If you are using Drupal 8.9, update to Drupal 8.9.20 .
Versions of Drupal prior to 9.1.x are end-of-life and do not receive security
Note that Drupal 8 has reached its end of life  so this is the final
security release provided for Drupal 8.
Drupal 7 core does not include the CKEditor module and therefore is not
* Jacek Bogdanski  coordinated on the release with Drupal project.
* See the CKEditor announcements above for the original reporters of the
* xjm  of the Drupal Security Team
* Wim Leers 
* Greg Knaddison  of the Drupal Security Team
* Lauri Eskola 
* Ted Bowman 
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