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WordPress wp-trackback.php Denial of Service Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

13 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The host is running WordPress and is prone to Denial of Service vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

An error occurs in wp-trackbacks.php due to improper validation of user supplied data passed into 'mb_convert_encoding()' function. This can be exploited by sending multiple-source character encodings into the function.

Affected Software

Affected Software

WordPress version prior to 2.8.5 on all platforms.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to WordPress version 2.8.5 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)