Organic Groups Vocabulary module for Drupal membership security bypass

ogvocab-membership-security-bypass (53780) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


An unspecified vulnerability in the Organic Groups Vocabulary module for Drupal could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions. An authenticated attacker with group membership could exploit this vulnerability to view, edit, and create vocabularies and terms for all groups.


Base Score: 6.4
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
Temporal Score: 4.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Bypass Security


Refer to DRUPAL-SA-CONTRIB-2009-071 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.


  • DRUPAL-SA-CONTRIB-2009-071: Organic Groups Vocabulary Access Bypass.
  • BID-36685: Drupal Organic Groups Vocabulary Module Unauthorized Access Vulnerability
  • CVE-2009-4528: The Organic Groups (OG) Vocabulary module 6.x before 6.x-1.0 for Drupal allows remote authenticated group members to bypass intended access restrictions, and create, modify, or read a vocabulary, via unspecified vectors.
  • OSVDB ID: 58947: Organic Groups Vocabulary Module for Drupal Access Permission Bypass
  • SA37060: Drupal Organic Groups Vocabulary Module Security Bypass Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Drupal Organic Groups Vocabulary module for Drupal 6.x


Oct 14, 2009

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