wordpress -- security update

2015-10-29T00:00:00
ID DSA-3383
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2015-10-29T00:00:00

Description

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

SQL Injection allowed a remote attacker to compromise the site.

The robustness of the shortcodes HTML tags filter has been improved. The parsing is a bit more strict, which may affect your installation.

A cross-site scripting vulnerability when processing shortcode tags.

A vulnerability has been discovered, allowing users without proper permissions to publish private posts and make them sticky.

An attacker could lock a post that was being edited.

Cross-site scripting in a widget title allows an attacker to steal sensitive information.

Fix some broken links in the legacy theme preview.

A cross-site scripting vulnerability in user list tables.

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 3.6.1+dfsg-1~deb7u8.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 4.1+dfsg-1+deb8u5 or earlier in DSA-3332-1 and DSA-3375-1.

For the testing distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 4.3.1+dfsg-1 or earlier versions.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 4.3.1+dfsg-1 or earlier versions.

We recommend that you upgrade your wordpress packages.