WordPress fails to properly sanitize input passed to the iz parameter in wp-includes/theme.php

ID VU:641456
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2007-03-07T16:01:00



WordPress fails to properly sanitize input to the iz parameter in wp-includes/theme.php, which could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary commands.


WordPress is a blogging application that is written in PHP. WordPress 2.1.1 fails to properly sanitize input to the iz parameter in wp-includes/theme.php, Commands that are passed to the iz parameter are executed by the WordPress server.


A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary commands on a vulnerable WordPress system.


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This issue is addressed in WordPress 2.1.2.

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WordPress Affected

Updated: March 05, 2007



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  • <http://ifsec.blogspot.com/2007/03/wordpress-code-compromised-to-enable.html>
  • <http://wordpress.org/development/2007/03/upgrade-212/>
  • <http://secunia.com/advisories/24374/>
  • <http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/22797>


This vulnerability was reported by Ivan Fratric.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

CVE IDs: | CVE-2007-1277
Severity Metric: | 20.16
Date Public: | 2007-03-02
Date First Published: | 2007-03-05
Date Last Updated: | 2007-03-07 16:01 UTC
Document Revision: | 10