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Daily web applications security vulnerabilities summary (PHP, ASP, JSP, CGI, Perl)
Published:09.07.2009
Source:
SecurityVulns ID:10056
Type:remote
Threat Level:
5/10
Description:PHP inclusions, SQL injections, directory traversals, crossite scripting, information leaks, etc.
Affected:WORDPRESS : WordPress 2.8
CVE:CVE-2009-2336 (The forgotten mail interface in WordPress and WordPress MU before 2.8.1 exhibits different behavior for a password request depending on whether the user account exists, which allows remote attackers to enumerate valid usernames. NOTE: the vendor reportedly disputes the significance of this issue, indicating that the behavior exists for "user convenience.")
 CVE-2009-2335 (WordPress and WordPress MU before 2.8.1 exhibit different behavior for a failed login attempt depending on whether the user account exists, which allows remote attackers to enumerate valid usernames. NOTE: the vendor reportedly disputes the significance of this issue, indicating that the behavior exists for "user convenience.")
 CVE-2009-2334 (wp-admin/admin.php in WordPress and WordPress MU before 2.8.1 does not require administrative authentication to access the configuration of a plugin, which allows remote attackers to specify a configuration file in the page parameter to obtain sensitive information or modify this file, as demonstrated by the (1) collapsing-archives/options.txt, (2) akismet/readme.txt, (3) related-ways-to-take-action/options.php, (4) wp-security-scan/securityscan.php, and (5) wp-ids/ids-admin.php files. NOTE: this can be leveraged for cross-site scripting (XSS) and denial of service.)
Original documentdocumentCORE SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES ADVISORIES, CORE-2009-01515 - WordPress Privileges Unchecked in admin.php and Multiple Information (09.07.2009)

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