FreeBSD : wordpress -- snoopy '_httpsrequest()' shell command execution vulnerability (3a4a3e9c-a1fe-11dd-81be-001c2514716c)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 34496


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


The Wordpress development team reports :

A vulnerability in the Snoopy library was announced today. WordPress uses Snoopy to fetch the feeds shown in the Dashboard. Although this seems to be a low risk vulnerability for WordPress users, we wanted to get an update out immediately.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 34496

File Name: freebsd_pkg_3a4a3e9ca1fe11dd81be001c2514716c.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/10/27

Modified: 2016/05/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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, 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: 2008/10/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/10/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4796

BID: 31887

CWE: 94