Activity Finder Security Notice
Activity Finder could provide an attack vector where a malicious site could use the “trusted” YMCA domain to redirect users to an untrusted site.
Sites using Activity Finder should immediately ensure they have
activity_finder_trusted_redirect_host_patterns configured in settings.php as per
the documentation and update to the
latest release of Activity Finder.
What is the problem?
Activity Finder provides a method for sites to redirect users to register for activities. The method passes a URL in a query string, like
Activity Finder provides a method to only allow trusted hosts to be redirected, but if no trusted host is configured then any host was previously allowed through.
This could provide an attack vector where a malicious site could use the “trusted” YMCA domain to redirect users to an untrusted site, like
How bad is it?
Drupal Security Risk Calculator this risk has been assessed as 12/25 (Moderately Critical):
Here’s what that means:
- Access complexity: It is trivial for an attacker to leverage the vulnerability.
- Authentication: No authentication is needed for an exploit to be successful.
- Confidentiality Impact: The vulnerability does not cause non-public data to become accessible.
- Integrity Impact: The vulnerability can not allow system data to be compromised.
- Zero-day Impact: An documented exploit does exist in the wild.
- Target Distribution: Default module configurations are exploitable, but a config change can disable the exploit.
What do we do?
There are two mitigations, available to you to use immediately:
- If your site is actively using Activity Finder, you should immediately ensure your site has the
settings.phpas per the documentation. After deploying this change and clearing caches, your site will be secure. If you do not make this change, your Activity Finder links may stop redirecting on your next code update.
- If your site is not actively using Activity Finder, update to the latest release of Activity Finder or include this patch to enforce the security of your site, as the Activity Finder code could still be active even though it’s not being used.