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Wordpress: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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 < 1.5.1.2 >= 1.5.1.2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #88926, #94512

Synopsis

Wordpress contains SQL injection and XSS vulnerabilities.

2.  Impact Information

Background

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

Description

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

Impact

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

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Wordpress users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/wordpress-1.5.1.2"

4.  References



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