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Date: Wed,  8 Aug 2012 18:24:27 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: [Security-news] SA-CONTRIB-2012-123 - Shibboleth
	authentication -	Access Bypass

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  * Advisory ID: DRUPAL-SA-CONTRIB-2012-123
  * Project: Shibboleth authentication [1] (third-party module)
  * Version: 6.x
  * Date: 2012-August-8
  * Security risk: Moderately critical [2]
  * Exploitable from: Remote
  * Vulnerability: Access bypass

-------- DESCRIPTION  

The Shibboleth authentication module provides user authentication with
Shibboleth single sign-on systems (both v1.3 and v2.0) as well as some
authorization features (automatic role assignment based on Shibboleth

The module doesn't sufficiently confirm the user's active status in Drupal
when authenticating a user whose account could be blocked.

CVE: Requested


  * Shibboleth authentication all versions prior to 6.x-4.0-rc3.

Drupal core is not affected. If you do not use the contributed Shibboleth
authentication [3] module, there is nothing you need to do.

-------- SOLUTION  

Install the latest version:

  * If you use the Shibboleth authentication module for Drupal 6.x, upgrade to
    Shibboleth authentication 6.x-4.0 [4]

Shibboleth authentication releases for Drupal 7.x are not affected.

Also see the Shibboleth authentication [5] project page.

-------- REPORTED BY  

  * Brian Swaney [6]

-------- FIXED BY  

Fixed by newer releases.


The Drupal security team can be reached at security at or via the
contact form at [7].

Learn more about the Drupal Security team and their policies [8], writing
secure code for Drupal [9], and securing your site [10].


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