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[GLSA-200608-19] WordPress: Privilege escalation

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
WordPress: Privilege escalation

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-19
(WordPress: Privilege escalation)


The WordPress developers have confirmed a vulnerability in capability
checking for tests.

Impact

By exploiting a flaw, a user can circumvent WordPress access
restrictions when using tests. The actual impact depends on the
configuration of WordPress and may range from trivial to critical,
possibly even the execution of arbitrary PHP code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.


Solution:
All WordPress users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/wordpress-2.0.4"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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