[SECURITY] [DSA 1502-1] New wordpress packages fix multiple vulnerabilities

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2008-02-24T00:00:00



Debian Security Advisory DSA-1502-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Noah Meyerhans February 22, 2008 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : wordpress Vulnerability : several Problem type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE Id(s) : CVE-2007-3238 CVE-2007-2821 CVE-2008-0193 CVE-2008-0194

Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in wordpress, a weblog manager.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:


Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in functions.php in the default theme in WordPress allows remote authenticated administrators to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the PATH_INFO (REQUEST_URI) to wp-admin/themes.php.


SQL injection vulnerability in wp-admin/admin-ajax.php in WordPress before 2.2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary SQL commands via the cookie parameter.


Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in wp-db-backup.php in WordPress 2.0.11 and earlier allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the backup parameter in a wp-db-backup.php action to wp-admin/edit.php.


Directory traversal vulnerability in wp-db-backup.php in WordPress 2.0.3 and earlier allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files, delete arbitrary files, and cause a denial of service via a .. (dot dot) in the backup parameter in a wp-db-backup.php action to wp-admin/edit.php.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 2.0.10-1etch1. Wordpress is not present in the oldstable distribution (sarge).

We recommend that you upgrade your wordpress package.

Upgrade instructions

wget url will fetch the file for you dpkg -i file.deb will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:

apt-get update will update the internal database apt-get upgrade will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch

Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/wordpress/wordpress_2.0.10-1etch1.diff.gz Size/MD5 checksum: 10454 5f3c8c32c87ac34dca41f2d93b87b1da http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/wordpress/wordpress_2.0.10.orig.tar.gz Size/MD5 checksum: 520314 e9d5373b3c6413791f864d56b473dd54 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/wordpress/wordpress_2.0.10-1etch1.dsc Size/MD5 checksum: 572 aacd4d2338fa941f11147d36d85149b9

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/wordpress/wordpress_2.0.10-1etch1_all.deb Size/MD5 checksum: 519232 7508cf16054729cfae3444e07b369caf

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its next update.

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