FreeBSD : wordpress -- multiple vulnerabilities (505904d3-ea95-11e4-beaf-bcaec565249c)
High Nessus Plugin ID 83081
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.
DescriptionGary Pendergast reports :
WordPress 4.1.2 is now available. This is a critical security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.
WordPress versions 4.1.1 and earlier are affected by a critical cross-site scripting vulnerability, which could enable anonymous users to compromise a site. This was reported by Cedric Van Bockhaven and fixed by Gary Pendergast, Mike Adams, and Andrew Nacin of the WordPress security team.
We also fixed three other security issues :
- In WordPress 4.1 and higher, files with invalid or unsafe names could be uploaded. Discovered by Michael Kapfer and Sebastian Kraemer of HSASec.
- In WordPress 3.9 and higher, a very limited cross-site scripting vulnerability could be used as part of a social engineering attack.
Discovered by Jakub Zoczek.
- Some plugins were vulnerable to a SQL injection vulnerability.
Discovered by Ben Bidner of the WordPress security team.
We also made four hardening changes, discovered by J.D. Grimes, Divyesh Prajapati, Allan Collins, Marc-Alexandre Montpas and Jeff Bowen.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.