Drupal Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2020-13671) Threat Alert

Drupal Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2020-13671) Threat Alert

dezembro 11, 2020 | Adeline Zhang


On November 19, 2020 (Beijing time), Drupal released a security advisory that fixes a remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2020-13671). Drupal core does not properly sanitize certain filenames on uploaded files, which can lead to files being interpreted as the incorrect extension and served as the wrong MIME type or executed as PHP for certain hosting configurations.

Affected Versions

  • Drupal 9.0.x
  • Drupal 8.9.x
  • Drupal 8.8.x
  • Drupal 7.x

Unaffected Versions

  • Drupal 9.0.8
  • Drupal 8.9.9
  • Drupal 8.8.11
  • Drupal 7.74


Drupal has released the latest versions to fix this vulnerability. Affected users are advised to upgrade as soon as possible.

The latest versions are available at the following links:

Drupal 9.0: https://www.drupal.org/project/drupal/releases/9.0.8

Drupal 8.9: https://www.drupal.org/project/drupal/releases/8.9.9

Drupal 8.8: https://www.drupal.org/project/drupal/releases/8.8.11

Drupal 7:


Additionally, it’s recommended that users audit all previously uploaded files, especially the files that include more than one extension, to check for malicious extensions. For details, please refer to the official advisory by clicking the following link:



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