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Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   WordPress Vendors:   wordpress.org
WordPress Lets Contributors Bypass 'publish_posts' Access Check
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025445
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1025445
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 27 2011
Impact:   Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 3.1.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in WordPress. A remote authenticated user can improperly publish posts.

A remote authenticated user with Contributor-level privileges but without 'publish_posts' permissions can publish posts.

WordPress developer Andrew Nacin, with Benjamin Balter, reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user with Contributor privileges can improperly publish posts.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.1.2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://wordpress.org/news/2011/04/wordpress-3-1-2/

Vendor URL:  wordpress.org/news/2011/04/wordpress-3-1-2/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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