The Password Policy module allows enforcing restrictions on user passwords by defining password policies.
The module doesn't sufficiently sanitize usernames in some administration pages, thereby exposing a Cross Site Scripting vulnerability.
This vulnerability is mitigated by the fact that only sites with a policy that uses the username constraint are affected. Also, only sites importing users from an external source (like distributed authentication) may allow non-standard usernames that might contain malicious characters, as Drupal core has validation when creating users via the user interface.
CVE identifier(s) issued
- Password Policy 6.x-1.x versions prior to 6.x-1.11.
- Password Policy 7.x-1.x versions prior to 7.x-1.11.
Drupal core is not affected. If you do not use the contributed Password policy module, there is nothing you need to do.
Install the latest version:
Also see the Password policy project page.
Contact and More Information
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