83357 : WordPress User Capability Check XMLRPC Request Parsing Arbitrary Post Editing CSRF
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2012-06-27

Description

WordPress contains a flaw that is triggered when the program fails to properly perform a user capability check during the parsing of an XMLRPC request. This may allow an attacker to edit an arbitrary post.

Classification

Location: Context Dependent
Attack Type: Authentication Management, Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Upgrade
Exploit: Exploit Unknown
Disclosure: Vendor Verified
OSVDB: Web Related

Solution

Upgrade to version 3.4.1 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Products

WordPress
WordPress
3.4

References

Credit

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 6.8
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2012-07-23 | Disagree?

Access_vector_2 Access_complexity_1 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_1 Integrity_impact_1 Availability_impact_1

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