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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

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