WordPress user profile PHP code execution

wordpress-user-profile-code-injection (26687) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

WordPress could allow a remote attacker to inject arbitrary code. A remote attacker could inject PHP code when registering or updating the user profile, which would be stored in the wp-content/cache/userlogins/ and wp-content/cache/users/ directories inside the web root.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.2
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 3.1
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of WordPress (2.0.3 or later), available from the WordPress Web site. See References.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Thu May 25 2006 - 14:01:39 CDT: Wordpress <=2.0.2 'cache' shell injection.
  • BID-18372: WordPress Username Remote PHP Code Injection Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-2667: Direct static code injection vulnerability in WordPress 2.0.2 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands by inserting a carriage return and PHP code when updating a profile, which is appended after a special comment sequence into files in (1) wp-content/cache/userlogins/ (2) wp-content/cache/users/ which are later included by cache.php, as demonstrated using the displayname argument.
  • GLSA-200606-08: WordPress: Arbitrary command execution
  • OSVDB ID: 25777: WordPress User Profile Cache Injection Arbitrary PHP Code Injection
  • SA20271: WordPress PHP Code Injection Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Gentoo Linux
  • WordPress WordPress 2.0.2

Reported:

May 25, 2006

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