GLSA 200410-12: WordPress: HTTP response splitting and XSS
Posted on: 10/14/2004 05:43 PM

A WordPress security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200410-12
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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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
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WordPress contains HTTP response splitting and cross-site scripting vulnerabilities.

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 < 1.2.1 >= 1.2.1

Description
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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
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

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

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-200410-12.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@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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