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[GLSA-200611-10] 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-200611-10
(WordPress: Multiple vulnerabilities)


"random" discovered that users can enter serialized objects as strings
in their profiles that will be harmful when unserialized. "adapter"
found out that user-edit.php fails to effectively deny non-permitted
users access to other user's metadata. Additionally, a directory
traversal vulnerability in the wp-db-backup module was discovered.

Impact

By entering specially crafted strings in his profile, a possible hacker can
crash PHP or even the web server running WordPress. Additionally, by
crafting a simple URL, a possible hacker can read metadata of any other user,
regardless of their own permissions. A user with the permission to use
the database backup test can possibly overwrite files he otherwise
has no access to.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5705
http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3142
http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2591


Solution:
All WordPress users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/wordpress-2.0.5"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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