GLSA-200701-10 : WordPress: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-10
(WordPress: Multiple vulnerabilities)

When decoding trackbacks with alternate character sets, WordPress does
not correctly sanitize the entries before further modifying a SQL
query. WordPress also displays different error messages in wp-login.php
based upon whether or not a user exists. David Kierznowski has
discovered that WordPress fails to properly sanitize recent file
information in /wp-admin/templates.php before sending that information
to a browser.

Impact :

An attacker could inject arbitrary SQL into WordPress database queries.
An attacker could also determine if a WordPress user existed by trying
to login as that user, better facilitating brute-force attacks. Lastly,
an attacker authenticated to view the administrative section of a
WordPress instance could try to edit a file with a malicious filename

this may cause arbitrary HTML or JavaScript to be executed in users'
browsers viewing /wp-admin/templates.php.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All WordPress users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apps/wordpress-2.0.6'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24208 (gentoo_GLSA-200701-10.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6808