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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2901-1 (wordpress - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.4

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

8 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Wordpress, a web blogging tool. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: CVE-2014-0165 A user with a contributor role, using a specially crafted request, can publish posts, which is reserved for users of the next-higher role. CVE-2014-0166 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.

Insight

Insight

WordPress is a full featured web blogging tool: * Instant publishing (no rebuilding) * Comment pingback support with spam protection * Non-crufty URLs * Themable * Plugin support

Affected Software

Affected Software

wordpress on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 3.6.1+dfsg-1~deb6u2. For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 3.6.1+dfsg-1~deb7u2. For the testing distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 3.8.2+dfsg-1. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 3.8.2+dfsg-1. We recommend that you upgrade your wordpress packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)