GLSA-200603-01 : WordPress: SQL injection vulnerability

High Nessus Plugin ID 20999


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


The 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.
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

Disable or moderate comments on your WordPress blogs.


All WordPress users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apps/wordpress-2.0.1'

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20999

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200603-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/03/06

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/03/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1012

OSVDB: 23665

GLSA: 200603-01