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WordPress: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200507-02 / wordpress
Release Date July 04, 2005
Latest Revision July 04, 2005: 01
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-apps/wordpress < >= All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #97374


WordPress contains PHP script injection, cross-site scripting and path disclosure vulnerabilities.

2.  Impact Information


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


James Bercegay of the GulfTech Security Research Team discovered that WordPress insufficiently checks data passed to the XML-RPC server. He also discovered that WordPress has several cross-site scripting and full path disclosure vulnerabilities.


An attacker could use the PHP script injection vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary PHP script commands. Furthermore the cross-site scripting vulnerabilities could be exploited to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session in context of a vulnerable site.

3.  Resolution Information


There are no known workarounds at this time.


All WordPress users should upgrade to the latest available version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

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

4.  References


Page updated July 04, 2005

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