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[GLSA-200507-02] WordPress: Multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
WordPress: Multiple vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-02
(WordPress: Multiple vulnerabilities)


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

A possible hacker 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

There are no known workarounds at this time.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1921
http://www.gulftech.org/?node=research&article_id=00085-06282005


Solution:
All WordPress users should upgrade to the latest available
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/wordpress-1.5.1.3"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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