GLSA 200603-01 WordPress: SQL injection vulnerability
Posted on: 03/04/2006 06:22 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - WordPress: SQL injection vulnerability. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200603-01
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: WordPress: SQL injection vulnerability
Date: March 04, 2006
Bugs: #121661
ID: 200603-01

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Synopsis
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WordPress is vulnerable to an SQL injection vulnerability.

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;= 1.5.2 gt;= 2.0.1

Description
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Patrik Karlsson reported that WordPress 1.5.2 makes use of an
insufficiently filtered User Agent string in SQL queries related to
comments posting. This vulnerability was already fixed in the
2.0-series of WordPress.

Impact
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An attacker could send a comment with a malicious User Agent parameter,
resulting in SQL injection and potentially in the subversion of the
WordPress database. This vulnerability wouldn't affect WordPress sites
which do not allow comments or which require that comments go through a
moderator.

Workaround
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Disable or moderate comments on your WordPress blogs.

Resolution
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All WordPress users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=www-apps/wordpress-2.0.1"

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-200603-01.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 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/2.0



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