GLSA-200606-08 : WordPress: Arbitrary command execution

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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-200606-08
(WordPress: Arbitrary command execution)

rgod discovered that WordPress insufficiently checks the format of
cached username data.

Impact :

An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary
commands by sending a specially crafted username. As of Wordpress 2.0.2
the user data cache is disabled by default.

Workaround :

There are no known workarounds at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All WordPress users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apps/wordpress-2.0.3'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21681 (gentoo_GLSA-200606-08.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2667

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