Bug 473577 (CVE-2008-5278) - CVE-2008-5278 wordpress, wordpress-mu: XSS vulnerability in RSS Feed Generator
Summary: CVE-2008-5278 wordpress, wordpress-mu: XSS vulnerability in RSS Feed Generator
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2008-5278
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
low
low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2008-11-29 13:45 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:27 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-12-24 02:39:56 UTC


Attachments (Terms of Use)
WordPress-CVE-2008-5278.diff (2.69 KB, patch)
2008-11-29 14:27 UTC, Jan Lieskovsky
no flags Details | Diff

Description Jan Lieskovsky 2008-11-29 13:45:50 UTC
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2008-5278 to
the following vulnerability:

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the self_link function in
in the RSS Feed Generator (wp-includes/feed.php) for WordPress before
2.6.5 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML
via the Host header (HTTP_HOST variable).

References:
http://wordpress.org/development/2008/11/wordpress-265/
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/498652  (there is also PoC available)

Note: Please upgrade to latest 2.6.5 upstream version of Wordpress and also
apply the patch to Wordpress-MU

Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2008-11-29 13:48:57 UTC
This issue affects all versions of the WordPress package, as shipped
with the Fedora releases of 9, 10 and devel and within the Extra Packages
for the Enteprise Linux version 5 project (EPEL5).

This issue affects the version of the WordPress MU package, as shipped
with the Fedora release of 10.

Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2008-11-29 13:59:34 UTC
This issue was addressed in:

 wordpress-2.6.5-2.fc8
 wordpress-2.6.5-2.fc9
 wordpress-2.6.5-2.fc10

Fedora security updates. Please update yet the Fedora EPEL5 wordpress package
and Fedora 10 wordpress-mu package.

Comment 3 Jan Lieskovsky 2008-11-29 14:27:08 UTC
Created attachment 325086 [details]
WordPress-CVE-2008-5278.diff

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2008-12-03 01:09:40 UTC
wordpress-2.6.5-2.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2008-12-03 01:20:56 UTC
wordpress-2.6.5-2.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2008-12-03 01:29:10 UTC
wordpress-2.6.5-2.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2008-12-08 22:07:35 UTC
wordpress-mu-2.6.5-1.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/wordpress-mu-2.6.5-1.fc10

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2008-12-21 08:21:25 UTC
wordpress-mu-2.6.5-1.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.


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