DSA 2718-1: wordpress security update
Posted on: 07/03/2013 07:39 AM

A wordpress security update has been released for Debian

DSA 2718-1: wordpress security update

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2718-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Yves-Alexis Perez
July 01, 2013 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : wordpress
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2013-2173 CVE-2013-2199 CVE-2013-2200 CVE-2013-2201
CVE-2013-2202 CVE-2013-2203 CVE-2013-2204 CVE-2013-2205
Debian Bug : 713947

Several vulnerabilities were identified in Wordpress, a web blogging
tool. As the CVEs were allocated from releases announcements and
specific fixes are usually not identified, it has been decided to
upgrade the Wordpress package to the latest upstream version instead of
backporting the patches.

This means extra care should be taken when upgrading, especially when
using third-party plugins or themes, since compatibility may have been
impacted along the way. We recommend that users check their install
before doing the upgrade.


A denial of service was found in the way wordpress performs hash
computation when checking password for protected posts. An attacker
supplying carefully crafted input as a password could make the
platform use excessive CPU usage


Multiple server-side requests forgery (SSRF) vulnerabilities were
found in the HTTP API. This is related to CVE-2013-0235, which was
specific to SSRF in pingback requests and was fixed in 3.5.1


Inadequate checking of a user's capabilities could lead to a
privilege escalation, enabling them to publish posts when their
user role should not allow for it and to assign posts to other


Multiple cross-side scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities due to badly
escaped input were found in the media files and plugins upload forms


XML External Entity Injection (XXE) vulnerability via oEmbed


A Full path disclosure (FPD) was found in the file upload mechanism.
If the upload directory is not writable, the error message returned
includes the full directory path


Content spoofing via flash applet in the embedded tinyMCE media


Cross-domain XSS in the embedded SWFupload uploader

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in
version 3.5.2+dfsg-1~deb6u1.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in
version 3.5.2+dfsg-1~deb7u1.

For the testing distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in
version 3.5.2+dfsg-1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
version 3.5.2+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/

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