FreeBSD : wordpress -- remote admin password reset vulnerability (2430e9c3-8741-11de-938e-003048590f9e)

High Nessus Plugin ID 40583


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


WordPress reports :

A specially crafted URL could be requested that would allow an attacker to bypass a security check to verify a user requested a password reset. As a result, the first account without a key in the database (usually the admin account) would have its password reset and a new password would be emailed to the account owner.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40583

File Name: freebsd_pkg_2430e9c3874111de938e003048590f9e.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/08/13

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

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: 2009/08/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/08/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2762

EDB-ID: 9410

CWE: 255