GLSA 200506-04: Wordpress: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 06/06/2005 03:19 PM

A Wordpress security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200506-04
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Wordpress: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: June 06, 2005
Bugs: #88926, #94512
ID: 200506-04

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Synopsis
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Wordpress contains SQL injection and XSS 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 lt; 1.5.1.2 gt;= 1.5.1.2

Description
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Due to a lack of input validation, WordPress is vulnerable to SQL injection and XSS attacks.

Impact
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An attacker could use the SQL injection vulnerabilites to gain information from the database. Furthermore the cross-site scripting issues give an attacker the ability to inject and execute malicious script code or to steal cookie-based authentication credentials, potentially compromising the victim's 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 --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=www-apps/wordpress-1.5.1.2"

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-200506-04.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 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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