Wordpress/Curl Updates for Debian
Posted on: 04/14/2014 09:44 AM

The following two updates are available for Debian:

[DSA 2901-1] wordpress security update
[DSA 2902-1] curl security update

[SECURITY] [DSA 2901-1] wordpress security update
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2901-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso
April 12, 2014 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : wordpress
CVE ID : CVE-2014-0165 CVE-2014-0166
Debian Bug : 744018

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Wordpress, a web blogging
tool. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the
following problems:

CVE-2014-0165

A user with a contributor role, using a specially crafted
request, can publish posts, which is reserved for users of the
next-higher role.

CVE-2014-0166

Jon Cave of the WordPress security team discovered that the
wp_validate_auth_cookie function in wp-includes/pluggable.php does
not properly determine the validity of authentication cookies,
allowing a remote attacker to obtain access via a forged cookie.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed
in version 3.6.1+dfsg-1~deb6u2.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in
version 3.6.1+dfsg-1~deb7u2.

For the testing distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in
version 3.8.2+dfsg-1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
version 3.8.2+dfsg-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your wordpress packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/


[DSA 2902-1] curl security update
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2902-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso
April 13, 2014 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : curl
CVE ID : CVE-2014-0138 CVE-2014-0139
Debian Bug : 742728

Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in cURL, an URL transfer
library. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the
following problems:

CVE-2014-0138

Steve Holme discovered that libcurl can in some circumstances re-use
the wrong connection when asked to do transfers using other
protocols than HTTP and FTP.

CVE-2014-0139

Richard Moore from Westpoint Ltd. reported that libcurl does not
behave compliant to RFC 2828 under certain conditions and
incorrectly validates wildcard SSL certificates containing literal
IP addresses.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in
version 7.21.0-2.1+squeeze8.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in
version 7.26.0-1+wheezy9.

For the testing distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in
version 7.36.0-1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
version 7.36.0-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your curl packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/





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