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AUSCERT Security Bulletin
WordPress 3.8.2 Security Release
9 April 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
Unauthorised Access -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2014-0166 CVE-2014-0165
Member content until: Friday, May 9 2014
A number of security vulnerabilities have been identified in WordPress
prior to version 3.8.2. 
The vendor has provided the following details regarding these
"This releases fixes a weakness that could let an attacker force their
way into your site by forging authentication cookies. This was
discovered and fixed by Jon Cave of the WordPress security team.
It also contains a fix to prevent a user with the Contributor role
from improperly publishing posts. Reported by edik.
This release also fixes nine bugs and contains three other security
- Pass along additional information when processing pingbacks to help
hosts identify potentially abusive requests.
- Fix a low-impact SQL injection by trusted users. Reported by Tom
Adams of dxw.
- Prevent possible cross-domain scripting through Plupload, the
third-party library WordPress uses for uploading files. Reported by
Szymon Gruszecki." [1, 2]
The vendor recommends that administrators update to the latest
version of WordPress to correct these issues. 
 WordPress 3.8.2 Security Release
 Version 3.8.2
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