Debian: 2901-3: wordpress: Summary
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Security Report Summary
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2901-3                               Salvatore Bonaccorso
April 21, 2014               
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Package        : wordpress
CVE ID         : CVE-2014-0165 CVE-2014-0166
Debian Bug     : 744018

The update of wordpress in DSA-2901-2 introduced a wrong versioned
dependency on libjs-cropper, making the package uninstallable in the
oldstable distribution (squeeze). This update corrects that problem.

For reference the original advisory text follows.

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Wordpress, a web blogging
tool. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the
following problems:


    A user with a contributor role, using a specially crafted
    request, can publish posts, which is reserved for users of the
    next-higher role.


    Jon Cave of the WordPress security team discovered that the
    wp_validate_auth_cookie function in wp-includes/pluggable.php does
    not properly determine the validity of authentication cookies,
    allowing a remote attacker to obtain access via a forged cookie.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed
in version 3.6.1+dfsg-1~deb6u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your wordpress packages.

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