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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

CVE-2008-2146

Severity High
Score 7.5/10

Summary

wp-includes/vars.php in Wordpress before 2.2.3 does not properly extract the current path from the PATH_INFO ($PHP_SELF), which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions for certain pages.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
  • PARTIAL
  • PARTIAL

CWE-264 - Permissions Privileges and Access Controls

CWE 264 (permissions, privileges, and access controls) is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to the management of permissions, privileges, and other security features used to perform access control. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category allow attackers to gain privileges for an unintended sphere of control, access sensitive information, and execute arbitrary commands.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published