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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200608-19 ] WordPress: Privilege escalation Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: WordPress: Privilege escalation (GLSA 200608-19)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: August 10, 2006
Updated: December 13, 2006
Bug(s): #142142
ID: 200608-19

Synopsis

A flaw in WordPress allows registered WordPress users to elevate privileges.

Background

WordPress is a PHP and MySQL based multiuser blogging system.

Affected Packages

Package: www-apps/wordpress
Vulnerable: < 2.0.4
Unaffected: >= 2.0.4
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

The WordPress developers have confirmed a vulnerability in capability checking for plugins.

Impact

By exploiting a flaw, a user can circumvent WordPress access restrictions when using plugins. The actual impact depends on the configuration of WordPress and may range from trivial to critical, possibly even the execution of arbitrary PHP code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All WordPress users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/wordpress-2.0.4"


References

CVE-2006-3389
CVE-2006-3390
CVE-2006-4028


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