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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Wordpress contains several cross-site scripting, cross-site request forgery and information leak vulnerabilities.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200703-23
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  Severity: Low
     Title: WordPress: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: March 20, 2007
      Bugs: #168529
        ID: 200703-23

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Synopsis
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Wordpress contains several cross-site scripting, cross-site request
forgery and information leak vulnerabilities.

Background
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WordPress is a popular personal publishing platform with a web
interface.

Affected packages
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    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package             /  Vulnerable  /                   Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  www-apps/wordpress      <=3D 2.1.2                      Vulnerable!
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     NOTE: Certain packages are still vulnerable. Users should migrate
           to another package if one is available or wait for the
           existing packages to be marked stable by their
           architecture maintainers.

Description
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WordPress contains cross-site scripting or cross-site scripting forgery
vulnerabilities reported by:

* g30rg3_x in the "year" parameter of the wp_title() function

* Alexander Concha in the "demo" parameter of wp-admin/admin.php

* Samenspender and Stefan Friedli in the "post" parameter of
  wp-admin/post.php and wp-admin/page.php, in the "cat_ID" parameter of
  wp-admin/categories.php and in the "c" parameter of
  wp-admin/comment.php

* PsychoGun in the "file" parameter of wp-admin/templates.php

Additionally, WordPress prints the full PHP script paths in some error
messages.

Impact
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The cross-site scripting vulnerabilities can be triggered to steal
browser session data or cookies. A remote attacker can entice a user to
browse to a specially crafted web page that can trigger the cross-site
request forgery vulnerability and perform arbitrary WordPress actions
with the permissions of the user. Additionally, the path disclosure
vulnerability could help an attacker to perform other attacks.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time for all these
vulnerabilities.

Resolution
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Due to the numerous recently discovered vulnerabilities in WordPress,
this package has been masked in the portage tree. All WordPress users
are advised to unmerge it.

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    # emerge --unmerge "www-apps/wordpress"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-1049
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2007-1049
  [ 2 ] CVE-2007-1230
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2007-1230
  [ 3 ] CVE-2007-1244
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2007-1244
  [ 4 ] CVE-2007-1409
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2007-1409
  [ 5 ] SA 24430
        http://secunia.com/advisories/24430/

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200703-23.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
 
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