CVE-2008-4106

NameCVE-2008-4106
DescriptionWordPress 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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1871-1, DSA-1871-2
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs500115

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
wordpress (PTS)wheezy3.6.1+dfsg-1~deb7u10fixed
wheezy (security)3.6.1+dfsg-1~deb7u12fixed
jessie (security), jessie4.1+dfsg-1+deb8u9fixed
stretch, sid4.6.1+dfsg-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
wordpresssource(unstable)2.5.1-8medium500115
wordpresssourceetch2.0.10-1etch5mediumDSA-1871-2
wordpresssourcelenny2.5.1-11+lenny1mediumDSA-1871-1

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