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Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   WordPress Vendors:   wordpress.org
WordPress Input Validation Flaw in do_trackbacks() Lets Remote Authenticated Users Inject SQL Commands
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024809
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024809
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 1 2010
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 3.0.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in WordPress. A remote authenticated user can inject SQL commands.

The do_trackbacks() function in 'wp-includes/comment.php' does not properly validate user-supplied input. A remote authenticated user with publish_posts and edit_published_posts capabilities (e.g., Author role) can supply a specially crafted parameter value to execute SQL commands on the underlying database.

The original advisory is available at:

http://blog.sjinks.pro/wordpress/858-information-disclosure-via-sql-injection-attack/

Vladimir Kolesnikov reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute SQL commands on the underlying database.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.0.2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://wordpress.org/news/2010/11/wordpress-3-0-2/

Vendor URL:  wordpress.org/news/2010/11/wordpress-3-0-2/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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