GLSA-200603-01 : WordPress: SQL injection vulnerability
High Nessus Plugin ID 20999
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-01 (WordPress: SQL injection vulnerability)
Patrik Karlsson reported that WordPress 1.5.2 makes use of an insufficiently filtered User Agent string in SQL queries related to comments posting. This vulnerability was already fixed in the 2.0-series of WordPress.
An attacker could send a comment with a malicious User Agent parameter, resulting in SQL injection and potentially in the subversion of the WordPress database. This vulnerability wouldn't affect WordPress sites which do not allow comments or which require that comments go through a moderator.
Disable or moderate comments on your WordPress blogs.
SolutionAll WordPress users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apps/wordpress-2.0.1'