Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls
The (1) get_edit_post_link and (2) get_edit_comment_link functions in wp-includes/link-template.php in WordPress before 2.6.1 do not force SSL communication in the intended situations, which might allow remote attackers to gain administrative access by sniffing the network for a cookie.
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.