GLSA-200608-19 : WordPress: Privilege escalation

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 22218


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-19 (WordPress: Privilege escalation)

The WordPress developers have confirmed a vulnerability in capability checking for plugins.
Impact :

By exploiting a flaw, a user can circumvent WordPress access restrictions when using plugins. The actual impact depends on the configuration of WordPress and may range from trivial to critical, possibly even the execution of arbitrary PHP code.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All WordPress users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apps/wordpress-2.0.4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 22218

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200608-19.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/08/14

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

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: 2006/08/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/02/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3389, CVE-2006-3390, CVE-2006-4028

OSVDB: 23559, 23560, 27008, 27633

GLSA: 200608-19