WordPress wp-includes/feed.php self_link() Function Host Header RSS Feed XSS

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Synopsis :

The remote web server contains a PHP application that is affected by a
cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Description :

The version of WordPress installed on the remote host fails to
properly sanitize input to the the 'Host' request header before using
it in the 'self_link()' function in 'wp-includes/feed.php' to generate
dynamic HTML output. An attacker can leverage this issue to inject
arbitrary HTML and script code into a user's browser to be executed
within the security context of the affected site.

See also :


Solution :

Upgrade to WordPress version 2.6.5 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: CGI abuses : XSS

Nessus Plugin ID: 34994 ()

Bugtraq ID: 32476

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5278