DSA 1285-1: New wordpress packages fix multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 05/01/2007 09:10 PM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1285-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Noah Meyerhans
May 01, 2007
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Package : wordpress
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2007-1622 CVE-2007-1893 CVE-2007-1894 CVE-2007-1897

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in wp-admin/vars.php in
WordPress before 2.0.10 RC2, and before 2.1.3 RC2 in the 2.1 series,
allows remote authenticated users with theme privileges to inject
arbitrary web script or HTML via the PATH_INFO in the administration
interface, related to loose regular expression processing of PHP_SELF.

WordPress 2.1.2, and probably earlier, allows remote authenticated
users with the contributor role to bypass intended access restrictions
and invoke the publish_posts functionality, which can be used to
"publish a previously saved post."

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in
wp-includes/general-template.php in WordPress before 20070309 allows
remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the year
parameter in the wp_title function.

SQL injection vulnerability in xmlrpc.php in WordPress 2.1.2, and
probably earlier, allows remote authenticated users to execute
arbitrary SQL commands via a string parameter value in an XML RPC
mt.setPostCategories method call, related to the post_id variable.

For the stable distribution (etch) these issues have been fixed in
version 2.0.10-1.

For the testing and unstable distributions (lenny and etch,
respectively), these issues have been fixed in version 2.1.3-1

We recommend that you upgrade your wordpress package.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian (stable)
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

Size/MD5 checksum: 8967 a9975366a65611eb333557603ca18b00
Size/MD5 checksum: 520314 e9d5373b3c6413791f864d56b473dd54
Size/MD5 checksum: 561 baaa9fd3c5e532e30043b8a2a11be6aa

Architecture independent packages:

Size/MD5 checksum: 529582 369bb4778790a5b3aa79584bcc7ea8ec

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;
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