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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                ESB-2008.0193 -- [Win][UNIX/Linux][Debian]
            New wordpress packages fix multiple vulnerabilities
                             22 February 2008


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:              wordpress
Publisher:            Debian
Operating System:     Debian GNU/Linux 4.0
                      UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact:               Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
                      Cross-site Scripting
                      Inappropriate Access
                      Delete Arbitrary Files
                      Denial of Service
Access:               Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:            CVE-2008-0194 CVE-2008-0193 CVE-2007-3238

Original Bulletin:    http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1502

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
         platforms other than Debian. It is recommended that administrators
         running wordpress check for an updated version of the software
         for their operating system.

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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
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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

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following


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


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


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

Source archives:

    Size/MD5 checksum:    10454 5f3c8c32c87ac34dca41f2d93b87b1da
    Size/MD5 checksum:   520314 e9d5373b3c6413791f864d56b473dd54
    Size/MD5 checksum:      572 aacd4d2338fa941f11147d36d85149b9

Architecture independent packages:

    Size/MD5 checksum:   519232 7508cf16054729cfae3444e07b369caf

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

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>
Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux)


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