GLSA-200701-10 : WordPress: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24208


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-10 (WordPress: Multiple vulnerabilities)

When decoding trackbacks with alternate character sets, WordPress does not correctly sanitize the entries before further modifying a SQL query. WordPress also displays different error messages in wp-login.php based upon whether or not a user exists. David Kierznowski has discovered that WordPress fails to properly sanitize recent file information in /wp-admin/templates.php before sending that information to a browser.
Impact :

An attacker could inject arbitrary SQL into WordPress database queries.
An attacker could also determine if a WordPress user existed by trying to login as that user, better facilitating brute-force attacks. Lastly, an attacker authenticated to view the administrative section of a WordPress instance could try to edit a file with a malicious filename;
this may cause arbitrary HTML or JavaScript to be executed in users' browsers viewing /wp-admin/templates.php.
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-2.0.6'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24208

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200701-10.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/01/17

Modified: 2016/04/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND

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: 2007/01/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/12/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6808, CVE-2007-0107, CVE-2007-0109

OSVDB: 31577, 31578, 31579

GLSA: 200701-10