Debian: DSA-2718-1: wordpress security update

    Date02 Jul 2013
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several vulnerabilities were identified in Wordpress, a web blogging tool. As the CVEs were allocated from releases announcements and specific fixes are usually not identified, it has been decided to upgrade the Wordpress package to the latest upstream version instead of
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2718-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                         Yves-Alexis Perez
    July 01, 2013                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : wordpress
    Vulnerability  : several
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2013-2173 CVE-2013-2199 CVE-2013-2200 CVE-2013-2201 
                     CVE-2013-2202 CVE-2013-2203 CVE-2013-2204 CVE-2013-2205
    Debian Bug     : 713947
    
    Several vulnerabilities were identified in Wordpress, a web blogging
    tool. As the CVEs were allocated from releases announcements and
    specific fixes are usually not identified, it has been decided to
    upgrade the Wordpress package to the latest upstream version instead of
    backporting the patches.
    
    This means extra care should be taken when upgrading, especially when
    using third-party plugins or themes, since compatibility may have been
    impacted along the way.  We recommend that users check their install
    before doing the upgrade.
    
    CVE-2013-2173
    
        A denial of service was found in the way wordpress performs hash
        computation when checking password for protected posts. An attacker
        supplying carefully crafted input as a password could make the
        platform use excessive CPU usage
    
    CVE-2013-2199
    
        Multiple server-side requests forgery (SSRF) vulnerabilities were
        found in the HTTP API. This is related to CVE-2013-0235, which was
        specific to SSRF in pingback requests and was fixed in 3.5.1
    
    CVE-2013-2200
    
         Inadequate checking of a user's capabilities could lead to a
         privilege escalation, enabling them to publish posts when their
         user role should not allow for it and to assign posts to other
         authors
    
    CVE-2013-2201
    
        Multiple cross-side scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities due to badly
        escaped input were found in the media files and plugins upload forms
    
    CVE-2013-2202
    
        XML External Entity Injection (XXE) vulnerability via oEmbed
        responses
    
    CVE-2013-2203
    
        A Full path disclosure (FPD) was found in the file upload mechanism.
        If the upload directory is not writable, the error message returned
        includes the full directory path
    
    CVE-2013-2204
    
        Content spoofing via flash applet in the embedded tinyMCE media
        plugin
    
    CVE-2013-2205
    
        Cross-domain XSS in the embedded SWFupload uploader
    
    For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in
    version 3.5.2+dfsg-1~deb6u1.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in
    version 3.5.2+dfsg-1~deb7u1.
    
    For the testing distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in
    version 3.5.2+dfsg-1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
    version 3.5.2+dfsg-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your wordpress packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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