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[ GLSA 200703-23 ] WordPress: Multiple vulnerabilities
From: Raphael Marichez <falco () gentoo org>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 23:03:38 +0100

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200703-23
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  Severity: Low
     Title: WordPress: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: March 20, 2007
      Bugs: #168529
        ID: 200703-23

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Synopsis
========

Wordpress contains several cross-site scripting, cross-site request
forgery and information leak vulnerabilities.

Background
==========

WordPress is a popular personal publishing platform with a web
interface.

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

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package             /  Vulnerable  /                   Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  www-apps/wordpress      <= 2.1.2                      Vulnerable!
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     NOTE: Certain packages are still vulnerable. Users should migrate
           to another package if one is available or wait for the
           existing packages to be marked stable by their
           architecture maintainers.

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

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
messages.

Impact
======

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.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time for all these
vulnerabilities.

Resolution
==========

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.

    
    # emerge --unmerge "www-apps/wordpress"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-1049
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1049
  [ 2 ] CVE-2007-1230
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1230
  [ 3 ] CVE-2007-1244
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1244
  [ 4 ] CVE-2007-1409
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1409
  [ 5 ] SA 24430
        http://secunia.com/advisories/24430/

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200703-23.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
=======

Copyright 2007 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/2.5

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