CVE-2008-1930

NameCVE-2008-1930
DescriptionThe cookie authentication method in WordPress 2.5 relies on a hash of a concatenated string containing USERNAME and EXPIRY_TIME, which allows remote attackers to forge cookies by registering a username that results in the same concatenated string, as demonstrated by registering usernames beginning with "admin" to obtain administrator privileges, aka a "cryptographic splicing" issue. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2007-6013.
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NVD severityhigh
Debian Bugs477910

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
wordpress (PTS)stretch (security), stretch4.7.5+dfsg-2+deb9u6fixed
buster, buster (security)5.0.10+dfsg1-0+deb10u1fixed
bullseye, sid5.4.2+dfsg1-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
wordpresssourceetch(not affected)
wordpresssource(unstable)2.5.1-1medium477910

Notes

only exploitable in blogs that allow user registering
[etch] - wordpress <not-affected> (Vulnerable code was introduced in 2.5)

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