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Debian WordPress allows remote attackers to redirect authenticated users to other websites and potentially obtain sensitive information.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1601-1                                  Thijs Kinkhorst
July 04, 2008               
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Package        : wordpress
Vulnerability  : several
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2007-1599 CVE-2008-0664
Debian Bug     : 437085 464170

Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wordpress,
the weblog manager. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
identifies the following problems:


    WordPress allows remote attackers to redirect authenticated users
    to other websites and potentially obtain sensitive information.


    The XML-RPC implementation, when registration is enabled, allows
    remote attackers to edit posts of other blog users.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in
version 2.0.10-1etch3.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
version 2.3.3-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your wordpress package.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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Source archives:
    Size/MD5 checksum:   520314 e9d5373b3c6413791f864d56b473dd54
    Size/MD5 checksum:      891 d925a63731976b72ad35e4c1805623bf
    Size/MD5 checksum:    46073 486916bd4fc6463181eaba84fdc2db31

Architecture independent packages:
    Size/MD5 checksum:   527158 280ba949f5c38079d2209a468697fb00

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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