Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wordpress (MDVSA-2014:103)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74081


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in wordpress :

WordPress before 3.7.2 and 3.8.x before 3.8.2 allows remote authenticated users to publish posts by leveraging the Contributor role, related to wp-admin/includes/post.php and wp-admin/includes/class-wp-posts-list-table.php (CVE-2014-0165).

The wp_validate_auth_cookie function in wp-includes/pluggable.php in WordPress before 3.7.2 and 3.8.x before 3.8.2 does not properly determine the validity of authentication cookies, which makes it easier for remote attackers to obtain access via a forged cookie (CVE-2014-0166).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected wordpress package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74081

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-103.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/05/19

Modified: 2014/08/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:wordpress, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/05/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0165, CVE-2014-0166

BID: 66765

MDVSA: 2014:103