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Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   WordPress Vendors:   wordpress.org
WordPress Bugs Permit Permits Cross-Site Scripting and Cross-Site Request Forgery Attacks and Let Remote Authenticate Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1028700
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1028700
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-2199, CVE-2013-2200, CVE-2013-2201, CVE-2013-2202, CVE-2013-2203, CVE-2013-2204, CVE-2013-2205   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 25 2013
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 3.5.2
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in WordPress. A remote authenticated user can obtain elevated privileges on the target application. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks. A remote user can conduct cross-site request forgery attacks. A remote user can determine the upload path.

A remote user can conduct server-side request forgery (SSRF) attacks via the HTTP API to potentially access the target site [CVE-2013-2199].

A remote authenticated user with contributor privileges can publish posts [CVE-2013-2200]. Konstantin Kovshenin reported this vulnerability.

A remote authenticated user with contributor privileges can reassign the ownership of posts [CVE-2013-2200]. Luke Bryan reported this vulnerability.

A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks via SWFUpload [CVE-2013-2205]. mala and Szymon Gruszecki reported this vulnerability.

A remote user can spoof content via a Flash applet due to a flaw in the TinyMCE Media Plugin [CVE-2013-2204]. Wan Ikram reported this vulnerability.

A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks when uploading media [CVE-2013-2201].

A remote user can determine the full upload path during file upload [CVE-2013-2203]. Jakub Galczyk reported this vulnerability.

A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks when editing media and when installing or updating plugins and themes [CVE-2013-2201]. Andrea Santese and Rodrigo reported these vulnerabilities.

A remote user can conduct an XML external entity (XXE) injection attack via oEmbed to obtain potentially sensitive information [CVE-2013-2202].

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can obtain elevated privileges on the target application.

A remote 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 determine the full upload path.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.5.2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://wordpress.org/news/2013/06/wordpress-3-5-2/

Vendor URL:  wordpress.org/news/2013/06/wordpress-3-5-2/ (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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