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Wordpress: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200506-04 / Wordpress
Release Date June 06, 2005
Latest Revision May 22, 2006: 02
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-apps/wordpress < >= All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #88926, #94512


Wordpress contains SQL injection and XSS vulnerabilities.

2.  Impact Information


WordPress is a PHP and MySQL based content management and publishing system.


Due to a lack of input validation, WordPress is vulnerable to SQL injection and XSS attacks.


An attacker could use the SQL injection vulnerabilities to gain information from the database. Furthermore the cross-site scripting issues give an attacker the ability to inject and execute malicious script code or to steal cookie-based authentication credentials, potentially compromising the victim's browser.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Wordpress users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/wordpress-"

4.  References


Page updated June 06, 2005

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