[Full-disclosure] [ GLSA 200507-02 ] WordPress: Multiple vulnerabilities

From: Thierry Carrez (koon_at_gentoo.org)
Date: 07/04/05

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    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200507-02
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      Severity: High
         Title: WordPress: Multiple vulnerabilities
          Date: July 04, 2005
          Bugs: #97374
            ID: 200507-02

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    Synopsis
    ========

    WordPress contains PHP script injection, cross-site scripting and path
    disclosure 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 < 1.5.1.3 >= 1.5.1.3

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

    James Bercegay of the GulfTech Security Research Team discovered that
    WordPress insufficiently checks data passed to the XML-RPC server. He
    also discovered that WordPress has several cross-site scripting and
    full path disclosure vulnerabilities.

    Impact
    ======

    An attacker could use the PHP script injection vulnerabilities to
    execute arbitrary PHP script commands. Furthermore the cross-site
    scripting vulnerabilities could be exploited to execute arbitrary
    script code in a user's browser session in context of a vulnerable
    site.

    Workaround
    ==========

    There are no known workarounds at this time.

    Resolution
    ==========

    All WordPress users should upgrade to the latest available version:

        # emerge --sync
        # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/wordpress-1.5.1.3"

    References
    ==========

      [ 1 ] CAN-2005-1921
            http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1921
      [ 2 ] GulfTech Advisory
            http://www.gulftech.org/?node=research&article_id=00085-06282005

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

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

      http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200507-02.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
    =======

    Copyright 2005 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/2.0

    
    

    
    

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