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Re: CVE Request - Wordpress 3.5 Full-path disclosure vulnerability
From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried () redhat com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:13:07 -0700

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On 01/21/2013 07:00 AM, Henri Salo wrote:
On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 11:29:45AM +0000, Giles Coochey wrote:
Wouldn't setting PHP "display_errors" be for development only,
the entire point of the directive is to give the developer more 
information 'in page'.

http://php.net/manual/en/errorfunc.configuration.php#ini.display-errors



Quoting:
"This is a feature to support your development and should never
be used on production systems (e.g. systems connected to the 
internet)."

You are correct. No CVE, but WordPress should still fix this.
Please note that some configuration errors still get CVE, but this
is not one of those in my opinion/knowledge. Path disclosures are
usually low-priority issues.

--- Henri Salo

It's less about severity (there are actually CVE's with a CVSS2 score
of 0), and more about documentation in this case. Setting
"display_errors" to "On" for PHP is an EXPLICIT security NONO and
generally well known (and the default is "Off"), so basically this is
a "don't point the gun at your foot and pull the trigger because it
will hurt" situation.

- -- 
Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)
PGP: 0x5E267993 A90B F995 7350 148F 66BF 7554 160D 4553 5E26 7993

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