As you may know, Drupal 6 has reached End-of-Life (EOL) which means the Drupal Security Team is no longer doing Security Advisories or working on security patches for Drupal 6 core or contrib modules – but the Drupal 6 LTS vendors are and we’re one of them!
Today, there is a Critical security release for the Advanced Forum 6.x-2.x module to fix an Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability.
Advanced Forum builds on and enhances Drupal’s core forum module.
The module doesn’t sufficiently sanitise user input in specific circumstances relating to the module’s default functionality. It is not possible to disable the vulnerable functionality.
This vulnerability is mitigated by the fact that an attacker must have a role with permission to create forum content.
See the security advisory for Drupal 7 for more information.
Here you can download the Drupal 6 patch or the full release.
Note: This only affects Advanced Forum 6.x-2.x — not 6.x-1.x.
If you have a Drupal 6 site using the Advanced Forum 6.x-2.x module, we recommend you update immediately! We have already deployed the patch for all of our Drupal 6 Long-Term Support clients. 🙂
If you’d like all your Drupal 6 modules to receive security updates and have the fixes deployed the same day they’re released, please check out our D6LTS plans.
Note: if you use the myDropWizard module (totally free!), you’ll be alerted to these and any future security updates, and will be able to use drush to install them (even though they won’t necessarily have a release on Drupal.org).