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Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   WordPress Vendors:   wordpress.org
WordPress Lets Remote Authenticated Authors Upload Arbitrary Files and Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025487
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1025487
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 5 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information, User access via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.1.1 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in WordPress. A remote authenticated Author user can upload arbitrary files and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote authenticated user with Author, Editor, or Administrator privileges can supply a specially crafted file extension ('.phtml.txt') to upload arbitrary PHP code that can then be executed.

The original advisory is available at:

http://websecurity.com.ua/5108/

MustLive reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can upload and execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.wordpress.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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