GLSA 200507-02: WordPress: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 07/04/2005 05:25 PM

A WordPress security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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

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Synopsis
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WordPress contains PHP script injection, cross-site scripting and path disclosure 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; 1.5.1.3 gt;= 1.5.1.3

Description
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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
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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
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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 "gt;=www-apps/wordpress-1.5.1.3"

References
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[ 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=researcharticle_id=00085-06282005

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-200507-02.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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