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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.


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.


There is no known workaround at this time.


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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