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[GLSA-200701-10] 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-200701-10
(WordPress: Multiple vulnerabilities)

When decoding trackbacks with alternate character sets, WordPress does
not correctly sanitize the entries before further modifying a SQL
query. WordPress also displays different error messages in wp-login.php
based upon whether or not a user exists. David Kierznowski has
discovered that WordPress fails to properly sanitize recent file
information in /wp-admin/templates.php before sending that information
to a browser.


A possible hacker could inject arbitrary SQL into WordPress database queries.
A possible hacker could also acertain if a WordPress user existed by trying
to login as that user, better facilitating brute force attacks. Lastly,
a possible hacker authenticated to view the administrative section of a
WordPress instance could try to edit a file with a malicious filename

this may cause arbitrary HTML or JavaScript to be executed in users'
browsers viewing /wp-admin/templates.php.


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-2.0.6"

Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2007 Michel Arboi

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