FreeBSD : wordpress -- multiple vulnerabilities (505904d3-ea95-11e4-beaf-bcaec565249c)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Gary Pendergast reports :

WordPress 4.1.2 is now available. This is a critical security release
for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your
sites immediately.

WordPress versions 4.1.1 and earlier are affected by a critical
cross-site scripting vulnerability, which could enable anonymous users
to compromise a site. This was reported by Cedric Van Bockhaven and
fixed by Gary Pendergast, Mike Adams, and Andrew Nacin of the
WordPress security team.

We also fixed three other security issues :

- In WordPress 4.1 and higher, files with invalid or unsafe names
could be uploaded. Discovered by Michael Kapfer and Sebastian Kraemer
of HSASec.

- In WordPress 3.9 and higher, a very limited cross-site scripting
vulnerability could be used as part of a social engineering attack.
Discovered by Jakub Zoczek.

- Some plugins were vulnerable to a SQL injection vulnerability.
Discovered by Ben Bidner of the WordPress security team.

We also made four hardening changes, discovered by J.D. Grimes,
Divyesh Prajapati, Allan Collins, Marc-Alexandre Montpas and Jeff

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :


Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83081 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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