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WordPress W3 Total Cache Plugin Compromised Source Packages Backdoor Security Issue

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Release Date:  2011-06-23    Views:  3,179

Secunia Advisory SA45021

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

No CVE references.

Description


A security issue has been reported in the W3 Total Cache plugin for WordPress, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The security issue is caused due to the distribution of compromised W3 Total Cache plugin source code packages containing a backdoor, which can be exploited to e.g. execute arbitrary PHP code.

The compromised source files were distributed on June 21st, 2011 and possibly prior.


Solution:
Manually install version 0.9.2.3 downloaded after June 21st, 2011.

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

Original Advisory:
http://wordpress.org/news/2011/06/passwords-reset/

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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