GLSA-200507-02 : WordPress: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 18606


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-02 (WordPress: Multiple vulnerabilities)

James Bercegay of the GulfTech Security Research Team discovered that WordPress insufficiently checks data passed to the XML-RPC server.
He also discovered that WordPress has several cross-site scripting and full path disclosure vulnerabilities.
Impact :

An attacker could use the PHP script injection vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary PHP script commands. Furthermore the cross-site scripting vulnerabilities could be exploited to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session in context of a vulnerable site.
Workaround :

There are no known workarounds at this time.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18606

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200507-02.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/05

Updated: 2018/12/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:wordpress, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/07/04

Exploitable With

Metasploit (PHP XML-RPC Arbitrary Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1921

GLSA: 200507-02