Drupal 7 Vulnerability: Remote Code Execution Risk Through Cache Manipulation

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A recent security discovery by Drew Webber has unveiled a vulnerability in Drupal, impacting versions 7 and probably Drush 8, allowing potential remote code execution through cache injection.

The deprecated PHP function create_function(), still present in Drupal 7, poses a risk when used in specific modules like entitycache. The vulnerability requires an initial security breach, and while the Drupal Security Team decided against issuing a formal advisory, users are urged to update to the latest module releases promptly.

The incident emphasizes the importance of maintaining updated software to mitigate potential exploits and underscores the intricate interplay between cache mechanisms and security in Drupal environments. Read more here.

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