GLSA-200608-19 : WordPress: Privilege escalation

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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-200608-19
(WordPress: Privilege escalation)

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.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200608-19.xml

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22218 (gentoo_GLSA-200608-19.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3389
CVE-2006-3390
CVE-2006-4028