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Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   WordPress Vendors:   wordpress.org
WordPress Flaws Permit Cross-Site Scripting, Cross-Site Request Forgery, and Information Disclosure Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027219
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027219
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-3383, CVE-2012-3384, CVE-2012-3385   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jul 9 2012
Original Entry Date:  Jul 4 2012
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 3.4.1
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in WordPress. A remote authenticated user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks. A remote user can conduct cross-site request forgery attacks. A remote authenticated user can obtain potentially sensitive information.

A remote authenticated user with administrator or editor privileges can cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser [CVE-2012-3383]. The code will originate from the site running the WordPress software and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user. Version 3.4.0 is affected.

A remote user can conduct cross-site request forgery attacks against the customizer to take actions on the site acting as the target user [CVE-2012-3384].

A remote authenticated user with author or user privileges can view private or draft post contents [CVE-2012-3385].

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the WordPress software, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

A remote user can conduct cross-site request forgery attacks to take actions on the site acting as the target user.

A remote authenticated user with author or user privileges can view private or draft post contents.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.4.1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_3.4.1

Vendor URL:  codex.wordpress.org/Version_3.4.1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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