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Vulnerabilities hiddenly fixed in WordPress 3.5 and 3.5.1
From: "MustLive" <mustlive () websecurity com ua>
Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2013 23:55:01 +0200
Earlier I wrote about one vulnerability in WordPress, which were hiddenly
fixed in version 3.5.2 (http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2013/Jul/70) and
about nine vulnerabilities in versions 3.6 and 3.6.1
(http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2013/Nov/220). Here are new ones.
These are hiddenly fixed vulnerabilities in such versions of WordPress as
3.5 and 3.5.1. Developers of WP intentionally haven't wrote about them to
decrease official number of fixed holes. Which is typical for them - since
2007 they often hide fixed vulnerabilities.
As I wrote in July (http://websecurity.com.ua/6634/), there are multiple
vulnerabilities in Akismet plugin, which bundles with core of WordPress, so
all holes in this plugin directly related to WP. But developers typically
fix holes in Akismet without mentioning about them among fixed in WP (in
official announcement), they even didn't mentioned in announcement or Codex
about updating version of the plugin. At that they wrote about fixed holes
in plugin's changelog, but didn't write about fixed holes, which I informed
in 2012 (and didn't fix all the holes). So these vulnerabilities were
hiddenly fixed in WP 3.5 and 3.5.1, only mentioned in the changelog
In this version of WP the Akismet was updated from 2.5.6 to 2.5.7. In it
there were fixed few Full path disclosure vulnerabilities and added
.htaccess to block direct access to plugin's files (which can be used for
protecting against FPD, XSS and Redirector vulnerabilities disclosed by me
Vulnerable are WordPress 3.5 and previous versions.
In this version of WP the Akismet was updated from 2.5.7 to 2.5.8. In it
there are security improvements (they didn't specify the details).
Vulnerable are WordPress 3.5.1 and previous versions.
Best wishes & regards,
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- Vulnerabilities hiddenly fixed in WordPress 3.5 and 3.5.1 MustLive (Dec 08)