WordPress: Multiple vulnerabilities
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200703-23 / wordpress
||March 20, 2007
||March 20, 2007: 01
All supported architectures
Wordpress contains several cross-site scripting, cross-site request forgery
and information leak vulnerabilities.
WordPress is a popular personal publishing platform with a web
WordPress contains cross-site scripting or cross-site scripting forgery
vulnerabilities reported by:
- g30rg3_x in the "year"
parameter of the wp_title() function
- Alexander Concha in the
"demo" parameter of wp-admin/admin.php
- Samenspender and Stefan
Friedli in the "post" parameter of wp-admin/post.php and
wp-admin/page.php, in the "cat_ID" parameter of wp-admin/categories.php
and in the "c" parameter of wp-admin/comment.php
- PsychoGun in
the "file" parameter of wp-admin/templates.php
Additionally, WordPress prints the full PHP script paths in some error
The cross-site scripting vulnerabilities can be triggered to steal
browser session data or cookies. A remote attacker can entice a user to
browse to a specially crafted web page that can trigger the cross-site
request forgery vulnerability and perform arbitrary WordPress actions
with the permissions of the user. Additionally, the path disclosure
vulnerability could help an attacker to perform other attacks.
There is no known workaround at this time for all these
Due to the numerous recently discovered vulnerabilities in WordPress,
this package has been masked in the portage tree. All WordPress users
are advised to unmerge it.
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --unmerge "www-apps/wordpress"