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WordPress HTTP Splitting Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for HTTP response splitting vulnerability in WordPress < 1.2.1

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web server contains a PHP script that is prone to HTTP
splitting attacks.

Description :

According to its banner, the remote version of WordPress is vulnerable
to an HTTP-splitting attack wherein a possible hacker can insert CR LF
characters and then entice an unsuspecting user into accessing the URL.
The client will parse and possibly act on the secondary header which was
supplied by the attacker.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to WordPress version 1.2.1 or greater.

Network Security Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1

Networks Security ID: 11348

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2005 Tenable Network Security

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