Debian: DSA-1871-1: New wordpress packages fix several vulnerabilities

    Date23 Aug 2009
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in wordpress, weblog manager. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1871-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                      Steffen Joeris
    August 23, 2009                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : wordpress               
    Vulnerability  : several vulnerabilities 
    Problem type   : remote                  
    Debian-specific: no                      
    CVE IDs        : CVE-2008-6762 CVE-2008-6767 CVE-2009-2334 CVE-2009-2854
                     CVE-2009-2851 CVE-2009-2853 CVE-2008-1502 CVE-2008-4106
                     CVE-2008-4769 CVE-2008-4796 CVE-2008-5113              
    Debian Bugs    : 531736 536724 504243 500115 504234 504771              
    
    
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in wordpress, weblog
    manager. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the
    following problems:                                                     
    
    CVE-2008-6762
    
    It was discovered that wordpress is prone to an open redirect 
    vulnerability which allows remote attackers to conduct phishing atacks.
    
    CVE-2008-6767
    
    It was discovered that remote attackers had the ability to trigger an
    application upgrade, which could lead to a denial of service attack. 
    
    CVE-2009-2334
    
    It was discovered that wordpress lacks authentication checks in the
    plugin configuration, which might leak sensitive information.      
    
    CVE-2009-2854
    
    It was discovered that wordpress lacks authentication checks in various
    actions, thus allowing remote attackers to produce unauthorised edits or
    additions.                                                              
    
    CVE-2009-2851
    
    It was discovered that the administrator interface is prone to a
    cross-site scripting attack.                                    
    
    CVE-2009-2853
    
    It was discovered that remote attackers can gain privileges via certain
    direct requests.                                                       
    
    CVE-2008-1502
    
    It was discovered that the _bad_protocol_once function in KSES, as used
    by wordpress, allows remote attackers to perform cross-site scripting
    attacks.
    
    CVE-2008-4106
    
    It was discovered that wordpress lacks certain checks around user
    information, which could be used by attackers to change the password of
    a user.
    
    CVE-2008-4769
    
    It was discovered that the get_category_template function is prone to a
    directory traversal vulnerability, which could lead to the execution of
    arbitrary code.
    
    CVE-2008-4796
    
    It was discovered that the _httpsrequest function in the embedded snoopy
    version is prone to the execution of arbitrary commands via shell
    metacharacters in https URLs.
    
    CVE-2008-5113
    
    It was discovered that wordpress relies on the REQUEST superglobal array
    in certain dangerous situations, which makes it easier to perform
    attacks via crafted cookies.
    
    
    For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in
    version 2.5.1-11+lenny1.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in
    version 2.0.10-1etch4.
    
    For the testing distribution (squeeze) and the unstable distribution
    (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 2.8.3-1.
    
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your wordpress packages.
    
    
    
    Upgrade instructions
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    wget url
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    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
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    Debian (oldstable)
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    Oldstable 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_2.0.10-1etch4.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    50984 45349b0822fc376b8cfef51b5cec3510
      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_2.0.10-1etch4.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      607 d9389cbc71eee6f08b15762a97c9d537
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/wordpress/wordpress_2.0.10-1etch4_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   521060 71a6aea482d0e7afb9c82701bef336e9
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny
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    Debian (stable)
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    Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
    
    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/wordpress/wordpress_2.5.1-11+lenny1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:     1051 46d9daad717f36918e2709757523f6eb
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/wordpress/wordpress_2.5.1.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1181886 b1a40387006e54dcbd963d0cb5da0df4
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/wordpress/wordpress_2.5.1-11+lenny1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:   702119 07658ad36bed8829f58b1b6223eac294
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/w/wordpress/wordpress_2.5.1-11+lenny1_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1029028 2d30e38e22761f87e23d2c85120bb1ff
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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