Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> CGI abuses >> WordPress cat_ID SQL Injection Vulnerability


Vulnerability Assessment Details

WordPress cat_ID SQL Injection Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for cat_ID SQL injection vulnerability in WordPress

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web server contains a PHP script that is prone to SQL
injection attacks.

Description :

The version of WordPress installed on the remote host fails to
properly sanitize user-supplied input to the 'cat_ID' variable in the
'template-functions-category.php' script. This failure may permit an
attacker to influence database queries resulting in the disclosure of
sensitive information and possibly attacks against the underlying
database itself.

***** Nessus has acertaind the vulnerability exists on the remote
***** host simply by checking the version number of WordPress
***** installed there.

See also :

http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=111817436619067&w=2
http://wordpress.org/development/2005/05/security-update/

Solution :

Upgrade to WordPress version 1.5.1.2 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: 13809

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

Cables, Connectors

NetWork Server (Super Micro Computer INC). SuperServer 5025M-UR
$720.0
NetWork Server (Super Micro Computer INC). SuperServer 5025M-UR pictureNetWork Server (Super Micro Computer INC). SuperServer 5025M-UR
$500.0
NetWork Server (Super Micro Computer INC). SuperServer 5025M-UR picture900GB SAS 2.5" 6G 10K SAS SERVER HARD DRIVE ST900MM0006 FOR HP DELL SUPER MICRO
$36.95
900GB SAS 2.5NOB 8GB Total Micro 1600MHz PC3-12800 ECC Registered 240pin Server Memory 731765
$67.66
NOB 8GB Total Micro 1600MHz PC3-12800 ECC Registered 240pin Server Memory 731765 picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.