GLSA-200410-12 : WordPress: HTTP response splitting and XSS vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200410-12
(WordPress: HTTP response splitting and XSS vulnerabilities)

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.

See also :

http://wordpress.org/development/2004/12/one-point-two-two/
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200410-12.xml

Solution :

All WordPress users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apps/wordpress-1.2.2'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 15473 (gentoo_GLSA-200410-12.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1584