Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wordpress (MDVSA-2014:103)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in
wordpress :

WordPress before 3.7.2 and 3.8.x before 3.8.2 allows remote
authenticated users to publish posts by leveraging the Contributor
role, related to wp-admin/includes/post.php and
wp-admin/includes/class-wp-posts-list-table.php (CVE-2014-0165).

The wp_validate_auth_cookie function in wp-includes/pluggable.php in
WordPress before 3.7.2 and 3.8.x before 3.8.2 does not properly
determine the validity of authentication cookies, which makes it
easier for remote attackers to obtain access via a forged cookie

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected wordpress package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74081 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66765

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0165

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