WordPress GBK or Big5 character sets SQL injection

wordpress-gbk-big5-sql-injection (38959) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


WordPress is vulnerable to SQL injection. If "exact" and "sentence" are enabled, a remote attacker with knowledge of the database table prefix could send specially-crafted SQL statements to the index.php script using the "s" parameter. If DB_CHARSET in the wp-config.php script is set to the GBK or Big5 character set, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to view, add, modify or delete information in the back-end database.


Base Score: 5.1
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
Temporal Score: 4.4
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Data Manipulation


Upgrade to the latest version of WordPress (2.5 or later), available from the WordPress Web site. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • WordPress WordPress 2.2 - 2.3.1


Dec 10, 2007

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