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WordPress XML-RPC Post Edit Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2008-02-07    Last Update:  2008-02-08    Views:  15,712

Secunia Advisory SA28823

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass, Manipulation of data

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in WordPress, which can be exploited by malicious users to bypass certain security restrictions and to manipulate data.

The xmlrpc.php script does not properly restrict access to the edit functionality. This can be exploited to edit other users' posts.

Successful exploitation requires valid user credentials.

The vulnerability is reported in version 2.3.2. Prior versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 2.3.3.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by the vendor.

Original Advisory:
http://wordpress.org/development/2008/02/wordpress-233/

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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