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WordPress XSS under function wp_title()



WordPress XSS under function wp_title()
WordPress XSS under function wp_title()



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ChX Security |
Advisory #1  |
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->    "WordPress XSS under function wp_title()"    <-

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 Data |
=====Author: g30rg3_x 
Program: WordPress  
Severity: Less Critical.
Type of Advisory: Mid Disclosure.
Affected/Tested Versions:
 -> Series 2.0.x: <= 2.0.10-alpha
 -> Series 2.1.x: <= 2.1.3-alpha
 -> Series SVN latest: <= 2.2-bleeding (Revision 5002)

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Program Description |
===================WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform
with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability.
What a mouthful. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.
More simply, WordPress is what you use when you want to work with your
blogging software, not fight it.

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Overview |
========The query variable "year" inside the function "wp_title", its not sanitized
so it allows a non persistent cross site scripting attack.

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WorkAround |
==========$title takes the value in raw (without any type of filter) of $year which is an
a query variable, that can be filled with any web browser via a simply
GET parameter.

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Proof Of Concept|
===============ChX Security will not release any proof of concept.

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Solution/Fix|
===========The lastest SVN Revision (greater than revision 5002) has alredy fixed
this bug...
http://trac.wordpress.org/changeset/5003 

For series 2.1.x and 2.0.x, the vendor will fix this in the next set
of dot releases.

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Dates |
=====Bug Found: 2/03/2007
Vendor Contact: 3/03/2007
Vendor Response: 7/03/2007
Public Disclosure: 9/03/2007
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Shouts |
======Paisterist, NitRic, HaCkZaTaN, PescaoDeth, alex_hk23 and all mexican white hats.
White Hat Powa.

            ChX Security
http://chxsecurity.org/ 
             (c) 2007

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Copy: http://chxsecurity.org/advisories/adv-1-mid.txt 
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             g30rg3_x


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