FreeBSD : wordpress -- remote privilege escalation (884fced7-7f1c-11dd-a66a-0019666436c2)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

The Wordpress development team reports :

With open registration enabled, it is possible in WordPress versions
2.6.1 and earlier to craft a username such that it will allow
resetting another users password to a randomly generated password. The
randomly generated password is not disclosed to the attacker, so this
problem by itself is annoying but not a security exploit. However,
this attack coupled with a weakness in the random number seeding in
mt_rand() could be used to predict the randomly generated password.

See also :

http://wordpress.org/development/2008/09/wordpress-262/
http://www.nessus.org/u?5ae1e587

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.4
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 34152 (freebsd_pkg_884fced77f1c11dda66a0019666436c2.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 31068

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4106
CVE-2008-4107

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