Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Wordpress, a web blogging
tool. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the
A user with a contributor role, using a specially crafted
request, can publish posts, which is reserved for users of the
Jon Cave of the WordPress security team discovered that the
wp_validate_auth_cookie function in wp-includes/pluggable.php does
not properly determine the validity of authentication cookies,
allowing a remote attacker to obtain access via a forged cookie.
For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed
in version 3.6.1+dfsg-1~deb6u2.
For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in
For the testing distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
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: https://www.debian.org/security/
Mailing list: [email protected]
Debian Security Advisory DSA-2901-1 [email protected]
https://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso
April 12, 2014 https://www.debian.org/security/faq