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[ GLSA 200410-12 ] WordPress: HTTP response splitting and XSS vulnerabilities
From: Luke Macken <lewk () gentoo org>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 08:03:02 -0400

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200410-12
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  Severity: Low
     Title: WordPress: HTTP response splitting and XSS vulnerabilities
      Date: October 14, 2004
      Bugs: #65798
        ID: 200410-12

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Synopsis
========

WordPress contains HTTP response splitting and cross-site scripting
vulnerabilities.

Background
==========

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

Affected packages
=================

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     Package             /  Vulnerable  /                   Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  www-apps/wordpress       < 1.2.1                         >= 1.2.1

Description
===========

Due to the lack of input validation in the administration panel
scripts, WordPress is vulnerable to HTTP response splitting and
cross-site scripting attacks.

Impact
======

A malicious user could inject arbitrary response data, leading to
content spoofing, web cache poisoning and other cross-site scripting or
HTTP response splitting attacks. This could result in compromising the
victim's data or browser.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All WordPress users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge sync

    # emerge -pv ">=www-apps/wordpress-1.2.1"
    # emerge ">=www-apps/wordpress-1.2.1"

References
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  [ 1 ] WordPress 1.2.1 Release Notes
        http://wordpress.org/development/2004/10/wp-121/

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200410-12.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0

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