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WordPress Trashed Posts Security Bypass Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2010-02-15    Last Update:  2010-03-01    Views:  5,410

Secunia Advisory SA38592

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass, Exposure of sensitive information

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


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

The vulnerability is caused due to WordPress not properly restricting access to trashed posts, which can be exploited to e.g. view a trashed post by accessing it's page directly.

Successful exploitation requires a valid user account.

The vulnerability is reported in version 2.9 and confirmed in version 2.9.1. Other 2.9.x versions prior to 2.9.2 may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 2.9.2.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Thomas Mackenzie

Original Advisory:
Thomas Mackenzie:
http://tmacuk.co.uk/?p=180

WordPress:
http://wordpress.org/development/2010/02/wordpress-2-9-2/

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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