Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2901-1 wordpress -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 12 Apr 2014
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 744018.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-0165, CVE-2014-0166.
- More information:
Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Wordpress, a web blogging tool. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
A user with a contributor role, using a specially crafted request, can publish posts, which is reserved for users of the next-higher role.
Jon Cave of the WordPress security team discovered that the wp_validate_auth_cookie function in wp-includes/pluggable.php does not properly determine the validity of authentication cookies, allowing a remote attacker to obtain access via a forged cookie.
For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 3.6.1+dfsg-1~deb6u2.
For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 3.6.1+dfsg-1~deb7u2.
For the testing distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 3.8.2+dfsg-1.
For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 3.8.2+dfsg-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your wordpress packages.