Organic groups – Moderately Critical – Access bypass – DRUPAL-SA-CONTRIB-2016-023


This module enables users to create and manage their own ‘groups’. Each group can have subscribers, and maintains a group home page where subscribers communicate among themselves. Selective groups require approval in order to become a member, or even invitation-only groups.

Under the certain field configurations a user is able to subscribe without approval to group that requires approving the membership. Depending on permissions, the user may be able to post content to that group.

CVE identifier(s) issued

  • A CVE identifier will be requested, and added upon issuance, in accordance with Drupal Security Team processes.

Versions affected

  • Organic groups 7.x-2.x versions prior to 7.x-2.9.

Drupal core is not affected. If you do not use the contributed Organic groups module, there is nothing you need to do.


Install the latest version:

Also see the Organic groups project page.

Reported by

Fixed by

Coordinated by

Contact and More Information

The Drupal security team can be reached at security at or via the contact form at

Learn more about the Drupal Security team and their policies, writing secure code for Drupal, and securing your site.

Follow the Drupal Security Team on Twitter at

Drupal version: 

Original URL:  

Original article

Comments are closed.

Proudly powered by WordPress | Theme: Baskerville 2 by Anders Noren.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: