[ GLSA 200410-12 ] WordPress: HTTP response splitting and XSS vulnerabilities

From: Luke Macken (lewk_at_gentoo.org)
Date: 10/14/04

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    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200410-12
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      Severity: Low
         Title: WordPress: HTTP response splitting and XSS vulnerabilities
          Date: October 14, 2004
          Bugs: #65798
            ID: 200410-12

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    Synopsis
    ========

    WordPress contains HTTP response splitting and cross-site scripting
    vulnerabilities.

    Background
    ==========

    WordPress is a PHP and MySQL based content management and publishing
    system.

    Affected packages
    =================

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         Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
      1 www-apps/wordpress < 1.2.1 >= 1.2.1

    Description
    ===========

    Due to the lack of input validation in the administration panel
    scripts, WordPress is vulnerable to HTTP response splitting and
    cross-site scripting attacks.

    Impact
    ======

    A malicious user could inject arbitrary response data, leading to
    content spoofing, web cache poisoning and other cross-site scripting or
    HTTP response splitting attacks. This could result in compromising the
    victim's data or browser.

    Workaround
    ==========

    There is no known workaround at this time.

    Resolution
    ==========

    All WordPress users should upgrade to the latest version:

        # emerge sync

        # emerge -pv ">=www-apps/wordpress-1.2.1"
        # emerge ">=www-apps/wordpress-1.2.1"

    References
    ==========

      [ 1 ] WordPress 1.2.1 Release Notes
            http://wordpress.org/development/2004/10/wp-121/

    Availability
    ============

    This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
    the Gentoo Security Website:

      http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200410-12.xml

    Concerns?
    =========

    Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
    confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
    importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
    security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
    http://bugs.gentoo.org.

    License
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    Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
    belongs to its owner(s).

    The contents of this document are licensed under the
    Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0

    
    



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