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Drupal Boxes Module Subject Field Script Insertion Vulnerability

Secunia ID




Release Date

31 Jan 2013

Last Change

05 Feb 2013


Less Critical

Solution Status

Vendor Patch


Drupal Boxes Module 7.x


From remote

Cross-Site Scripting

Cross-Site Scripting vulnerabilities allow a third party to manipulate the content or behaviour of a web application in a user's browser, without compromising the underlying system.

Different Cross-Site Scripting related vulnerabilities are also classified under this category, including "script insertion" and "cross-site request forgery".

Cross-Site Scripting vulnerabilities are often used against specific users of a website to steal their credentials or to conduct spoofing attacks.


A vulnerability has been reported in the Boxes module for Drupal, which can be exploited by malicious users to conduct script insertion attacks.

Input passed via the subject field of an included simple box is not properly sanitised before being used. This can be exploited to insert arbitrary HTML and script code, which will be executed in a user's browser session in context of an affected site if malicious data is viewed.

Successful exploitation requires the permission to administer/edit boxes.

The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 7.x-1.1.


Update to version 7.x-1.1.

Reported by

The vendor credits Laura Dickinson.

Original Advisory