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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.

Impact

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.

Workaround

There are no known workarounds at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2667
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2702


Solution:
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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