Bug 462770 - (CVE-2008-4106) CVE-2008-4106 wordpress: sql column truncation flaw
CVE-2008-4106 wordpress: sql column truncation flaw
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=C...
impact=important,source=internet,repo...
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Reported: 2008-09-18 15:30 EDT by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2008-09-30 05:05 EDT (History)
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Description Josh Bressers 2008-09-18 15:30:14 EDT
WordPress before 2.6.2 does not properly handle MySQL warnings about
insertion of username strings that exceed the maximum column width of
the user_login column, and does not properly handle space characters
when comparing usernames, which allows remote attackers to change an
arbitrary user's password to a random value by registering a similar
username and then requesting a password reset, related to a "SQL
column truncation vulnerability." NOTE: the attacker can discover the
random password by also exploiting CVE-2008-4107.


Note, wordpress 2.6.2 has been pushed for Fedora 8 and Fedora 9.
Comment 1 Tomas Hoger 2008-09-30 04:08:03 EDT
Upstream announcement:
http://wordpress.org/development/2008/09/wordpress-262/
Comment 2 Red Hat Product Security 2008-09-30 05:05:05 EDT
This issue was addressed in:

Fedora:
  https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F8/FEDORA-2008-7760
  https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2008-7902

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