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Secunia Security Advisory 46079

Secunia Security Advisory 46079
Posted Nov 5, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been discovered in the A. Gallery plugin for WordPress, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

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Secunia Security Advisory 46079

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TITLE:
WordPress A. Gallery Plugin "src" Arbitrary File Upload

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA46079

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/46079/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=46079

RELEASE DATE:
2011-09-23

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/46079/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/46079/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
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* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
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* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=46079

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been discovered in the A. Gallery plugin for
WordPress, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a
vulnerable system.

Input passed via the "src" parameter in
wp-content/plugins/a-gallery/timthumb.php is not properly verified
before being used to cache files. This can be exploited to upload and
execute arbitrary PHP files.

This may be related to vulnerability #1 in:
SA45416

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 0.9 revision 378511. Prior
version may also be affected.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 0.9 revision 438727.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Ben Schmidt

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
Ben Schmidt:
http://spareclockcycles.org/2011/09/18/exploitring-the-wordpress-extension-repos/

A. Gallery:
http://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/438727/a-gallery

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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