Bug 431547 (CVE-2008-0664) - CVE-2008-0664 wordpress: XML-RPC interface vulnerability
Summary: CVE-2008-0664 wordpress: XML-RPC interface vulnerability
Alias: CVE-2008-0664
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
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Depends On: 431549 431550 431551
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Reported: 2008-02-05 13:14 UTC by Tomas Hoger
Modified: 2019-06-08 12:27 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 2.3.3-0.fc8
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-02-13 05:08:53 UTC

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Description Tomas Hoger 2008-02-05 13:14:48 UTC
WordPress 2.3.3 was released with following announcement:

  WordPress 2.3.3 is an urgent security release. A flaw was found in our
  XML-RPC implementation such that a specially crafted request would allow
  any valid user to edit posts of any other user on that blog.


Upstream bug report:

Some PoCs are already available publicly:

Comment 2 Bryan O'Sullivan 2008-02-09 04:56:34 UTC
This is being actively exploited.  My F8 server running 2.3.2 was hit by a
spammer using this hole today.

Comment 3 John Berninger 2008-02-09 05:14:40 UTC
Building new packages for F-7, F-8, -devel.  Will push as security updates as
soon as they complete.

Comment 4 Bryan O'Sullivan 2008-02-09 05:20:59 UTC
Thanks. I was about to do that myself when I found you'd already started.

Comment 5 John Berninger 2008-02-09 05:37:39 UTC
Packages rebuilt, awaiting security team approval for final push to stable repos

Comment 6 Lubomir Kundrak 2008-02-09 11:47:03 UTC
John: You submitted the update for testing. I will assume that you meant it for
stable and push it there.

Comment 7 Lubomir Kundrak 2008-02-09 11:47:35 UTC
Oh, pardon me, I lied above :} Approved though.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2008-02-13 04:59:05 UTC
wordpress-2.3.3-0.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2008-02-13 05:08:45 UTC
wordpress-2.3.3-0.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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