FreeBSD : wordpress -- remote privilege escalation (884fced7-7f1c-11dd-a66a-0019666436c2)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 34152


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


The Wordpress development team reports :

With open registration enabled, it is possible in WordPress versions 2.6.1 and earlier to craft a username such that it will allow resetting another users password to a randomly generated password. The randomly generated password is not disclosed to the attacker, so this problem by itself is annoying but not a security exploit. However, this attack coupled with a weakness in the random number seeding in mt_rand() could be used to predict the randomly generated password.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 34152

File Name: freebsd_pkg_884fced77f1c11dda66a0019666436c2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/09/10

Modified: 2016/12/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:de-wordpress, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:wordpress, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:wordpress-mu, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:zh-wordpress, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/10/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/09/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4106, CVE-2008-4107

BID: 31068

CWE: 20, 189