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WordPress < 1.5.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for multiple vulnerabilities in WordPress < 1.5.1

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web server contains multiple PHP scripts that are prone to
SQL injection and cross-site scripting attacks.

Description :

The version of WordPress installed on the remote host suffers from
multiple vulnerabilities:

- A SQL Injection Vulnerability
WordPress fails to properly sanitize user input passed
via the 'tb_id' parameter to the 'wp-trackback.php'
script before using it in database queries. This
could lead to disclosure of sensitive information or
even attacks against the underlying database.

- Multiple Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities.
A possible hacker can pass arbitrary HTML and script code
through the 's' parameter of the 'wp-admin/edit.php'
script or the 'p' parameter in the 'wp-admin/post.php'
script, thereby facilitating cross-site scripting
attacks. Note, though, that these attacks will
only be successful against administrators since the
scripts themselves are limited to administrators.

See also :

http://wordpress.org/development/2005/05/one-five-one/

Solution :

Upgrade to WordPress version 1.5.1 or later.

Network Security Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:P/A:N/I:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 13655, 13663, 13664

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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