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[GLSA-200603-01] WordPress: SQL injection vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
WordPress: SQL injection vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-01
(WordPress: SQL injection vulnerability)


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

A possible hacker 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 permit comments or which require that comments go
through a moderator.

Workaround

Disable or moderate comments on your WordPress blogs.


Solution:
All WordPress users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/wordpress-2.0.1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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