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[GLSA-200410-12] WordPress: HTTP response splitting and XSS vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
WordPress: HTTP response splitting and XSS vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200410-12
(WordPress: HTTP response splitting and XSS vulnerabilities)


Due to the lack of input validation in the administration panel
scripts, WordPress is vulnerable to HTTP response splitting and
cross-site scripting attacks.

Impact

A malicious user could inject arbitrary response data, leading to
content spoofing, web cache poisoning and other cross-site scripting or
HTTP response splitting attacks. This could result in compromising the
victim's data or browser.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://wordpress.org/development/2004/12/one-point-two-two/


Solution:
All WordPress users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/wordpress-1.2.2"


Network Security Threat Level: Low


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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