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Drupal sites at risk due to insecure update mechanism

08
Jan
2016
Drupal sites at risk due to insecure update mechanism

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The update mechanism of the popular Drupal content management system is insecure in several ways, allowing attackers to trick administrators into installing malicious updates.

Researcher Fernando Arnaboldi from security firm IOActive noticed that Drupal will not inform administrators that an update check has failed, for example due to inability to access the update server.

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