Debian DLA-236-1 : wordpress security update

2015-06-02T00:00:00
ID DEBIAN_DLA-236.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-07-06T00:00:00

Description

In the Debian squeeze-lts version of Wordpress, multiple security issues have been fixed :

Remote attackers could...

  • ... upload files with invalid or unsafe names

  • ... mount social engineering attacks

  • ... compromise a site via cross-site scripting

  • ... inject SQL commands

  • ... cause denial of service or information disclosure

CVE-2014-9031

Jouko Pynnonen discovered an unauthenticated cross site scripting vulnerability (XSS) in wptexturize(), exploitable via comments or posts.

CVE-2014-9033

Cross site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in the password changing process, which could be used by an attacker to trick an user into changing her password.

CVE-2014-9034

Javier Nieto Arevalo and Andres Rojas Guerrero reported a potential denial of service in the way the phpass library is used to handle passwords, since no maximum password length was set.

CVE-2014-9035

John Blackbourn reported an XSS in the 'Press This' function (used for quick publishing using a browser 'bookmarklet').

CVE-2014-9036

Robert Chapin reported an XSS in the HTML filtering of CSS in posts.

CVE-2014-9037

David Anderson reported a hash comparison vulnerability for passwords stored using the old-style MD5 scheme. While unlikely, this could be exploited to compromise an account, if the user had not logged in after a Wordpress 2.5 update (uploaded to Debian on 2 Apr, 2008) and the password MD5 hash could be collided with due to PHP dynamic comparison.

CVE-2014-9038

Ben Bidner reported a server side request forgery (SSRF) in the core HTTP layer which unsufficiently blocked the loopback IP address space.

CVE-2014-9039

Momen Bassel, Tanoy Bose, and Bojan Slavkovic reported a vulnerability in the password reset process: an email address change would not invalidate a previous password reset email.

CVE-2015-3438

Cedric Van Bockhaven reported and Gary Pendergast, Mike Adams, and Andrew Nacin of the WordPress security team fixed a cross-site-scripting vulnerabilitity, which could enable anonymous users to compromise a site.

CVE-2015-3439

Jakub Zoczek discovered a very limited cross-site scripting vulnerability, that could be used as part of a social engineering attack.

CVE-2015-3440

Jouko Pynnönen discovered a cross-site scripting vulnerability, which could enable commenters to compromise a site.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Debian Security Advisory DLA-236-1. The text
# itself is copyright (C) Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(83918);
  script_version("2.5");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/07/06 11:26:06");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2014-9031", "CVE-2014-9033", "CVE-2014-9034", "CVE-2014-9035", "CVE-2014-9036", "CVE-2014-9037", "CVE-2014-9038", "CVE-2014-9039", "CVE-2015-3438", "CVE-2015-3439", "CVE-2015-3440");
  script_bugtraq_id(71231, 71232, 71233, 71234, 71236, 71237, 71238, 74269, 74334);

  script_name(english:"Debian DLA-236-1 : wordpress security update");
  script_summary(english:"Checks dpkg output for the updated packages.");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Debian host is missing a security update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"In the Debian squeeze-lts version of Wordpress, multiple security
issues have been fixed :

Remote attackers could...

  - ... upload files with invalid or unsafe names

  - ... mount social engineering attacks

  - ... compromise a site via cross-site scripting

  - ... inject SQL commands

  - ... cause denial of service or information disclosure

CVE-2014-9031

Jouko Pynnonen discovered an unauthenticated cross site scripting
vulnerability (XSS) in wptexturize(), exploitable via comments or
posts.

CVE-2014-9033

Cross site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in the password
changing process, which could be used by an attacker to trick an user
into changing her password.

CVE-2014-9034

Javier Nieto Arevalo and Andres Rojas Guerrero reported a potential
denial of service in the way the phpass library is used to handle
passwords, since no maximum password length was set.

CVE-2014-9035

John Blackbourn reported an XSS in the 'Press This' function (used for
quick publishing using a browser 'bookmarklet').

CVE-2014-9036

Robert Chapin reported an XSS in the HTML filtering of CSS in posts.

CVE-2014-9037

David Anderson reported a hash comparison vulnerability for passwords
stored using the old-style MD5 scheme. While unlikely, this could be
exploited to compromise an account, if the user had not logged in
after a Wordpress 2.5 update (uploaded to Debian on 2 Apr, 2008) and
the password MD5 hash could be collided with due to PHP dynamic
comparison.

CVE-2014-9038

Ben Bidner reported a server side request forgery (SSRF) in the core
HTTP layer which unsufficiently blocked the loopback IP address space.

CVE-2014-9039

Momen Bassel, Tanoy Bose, and Bojan Slavkovic reported a vulnerability
in the password reset process: an email address change would not
invalidate a previous password reset email.

CVE-2015-3438

Cedric Van Bockhaven reported and Gary Pendergast, Mike Adams, and
Andrew Nacin of the WordPress security team fixed a
cross-site-scripting vulnerabilitity, which could enable anonymous
users to compromise a site. 

CVE-2015-3439

Jakub Zoczek discovered a very limited cross-site scripting
vulnerability, that could be used as part of a social engineering
attack.

CVE-2015-3440

Jouko Pynnönen discovered a cross-site scripting vulnerability,
which could enable commenters to compromise a site.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description
block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted
to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without
introducing additional issues."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/06/msg00000.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze-lts/wordpress"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Upgrade the affected wordpress, and wordpress-l10n packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wordpress");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wordpress-l10n");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2015/06/01");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2015/06/02");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2015-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"Debian Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/Debian/release", "Host/Debian/dpkg-l");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("debian_package.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Debian/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Debian");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Debian/dpkg-l")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


flag = 0;
if (deb_check(release:"6.0", prefix:"wordpress", reference:"3.6.1+dfsg-1~deb6u6")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"6.0", prefix:"wordpress-l10n", reference:"3.6.1+dfsg-1~deb6u6")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_warning(port:0, extra:deb_report_get());
  else security_warning(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");