GLSA-200611-10 : WordPress: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 23675


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200611-10 (WordPress: Multiple vulnerabilities)

'random' discovered that users can enter serialized objects as strings in their profiles that will be harmful when unserialized. 'adapter' found out that user-edit.php fails to effectively deny non-permitted users access to other user's metadata. Additionally, a directory traversal vulnerability in the wp-db-backup module was discovered.
Impact :

By entering specially crafted strings in his profile, an attacker can crash PHP or even the web server running WordPress. Additionally, by crafting a simple URL, an attacker can read metadata of any other user, regardless of their own permissions. A user with the permission to use the database backup plugin can possibly overwrite files he otherwise has no access to.
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-2.0.5'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 23675

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200611-10.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/11/20

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/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: 2006/11/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5705

OSVDB: 40797, 58825, 59229

GLSA: 200611-10