wordpress -- security update

2014-04-12T00:00:00
ID DSA-2901
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2014-04-12T00:00:00

Description

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), 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.