[ GLSA 200606-08 ] WordPress: Arbitrary command execution



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200606-08
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: WordPress: Arbitrary command execution
Date: June 09, 2006
Bugs: #134397
ID: 200606-08

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Synopsis
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WordPress fails to sufficiently check the format of cached username
data.

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

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-apps/wordpress < 2.0.3 >= 2.0.3

Description
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rgod discovered that WordPress insufficiently checks the format of
cached username data.

Impact
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An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary
commands by sending a specially crafted username. As of Wordpress 2.0.2
the user data cache is disabled as the default.

Workaround
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There are no known workarounds at this time.

Resolution
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All WordPress users should upgrade to the latest available version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/wordpress-2.0.3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-2667
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2667
[ 2 ] CVE-2006-2702
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2702

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200606-08.xml

Concerns?
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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@xxxxxxxxxx or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 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/2.5

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