FreeBSD : wordpress -- multiple vulnerabilities (0640198a-d117-11de-b667-0030843d3802)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

secunia reports :

The security issue is caused due to the wp_check_filetype() function
in /wp-includes/functions.php improperly validating uploaded files.
This can be exploited to execute arbitrary PHP code by uploading a
malicious PHP script with multiple extensions.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability requires that Apache is
not configured to handle the mime-type for media files with an e.g.
'gif', 'jpg', 'png', 'tif', 'wmv' extension.

Input passed via certain parameters to press-this.php is not properly
sanitised before being displayed to the user. This can be exploited to
insert arbitrary HTML and script code, which will be executed in a
user's browser session in context of an affected site when the
malicious data is being viewed.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.0

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 42808 (freebsd_pkg_0640198ad11711deb6670030843d3802.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3890

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