Vulnerability CVE-2008-0196


Published: 2008-01-09   Modified: 2012-02-12

Description:
Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in WordPress 2.0.11 and earlier allow remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in (1) the page parameter to certain PHP scripts under wp-admin/ or (2) the import parameter to wp-admin/admin.php, as demonstrated by discovering the full path via a request for the \..\..\wp-config pathname; and allow remote attackers to modify arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in the file parameter to wp-admin/templates.php.

See advisories in our WLB2 database:
Topic
Author
Date
Med.
Multiple Vulnerabilities in Wordpress and other Web applications
3APA3A and MustL...
13.01.2008

Type:

CWE-22

(Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal'))

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
5/10
2.9/10
10/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
None
None
Affected software
Wordpress -> Wordpress 

 References:
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2008-January/059439.html
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3539
http://securityvulns.ru/Sdocument762.html
http://securityvulns.ru/Sdocument768.html
http://securityvulns.ru/Sdocument772.html
http://securityvulns.ru/Sdocument773.html
http://websecurity.com.ua/1679/
http://websecurity.com.ua/1683/
http://websecurity.com.ua/1686/
http://websecurity.com.ua/1687/
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/485786/100/0/threaded

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