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[GLSA-200606-08] WordPress: Arbitrary command execution

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
WordPress: Arbitrary command execution

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200606-08
(WordPress: Arbitrary command execution)

rgod discovered that WordPress insufficiently checks the format of
cached username data.


A possible hacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary
commands by sending a specially crafted username. As of Wordpress 2.0.2
the user data cache is disabled by default.


There are no known workarounds at this time.


All WordPress users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/wordpress-2.0.3"

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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