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Secunia Security Advisory 46047

Secunia Security Advisory 46047
Posted Nov 14, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been discovered in the Filedownload plugin for WordPress, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose potentially sensitive information.

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Secunia Security Advisory 46047

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SC World Congress, New York, USA, 16 November 2011
Visit the Secunia booth (#203) and discover how you can improve your handling of third party programs:

http://secunia.com/resources/events/sc_2011/

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TITLE:
WordPress Filedownload Plugin "path" File Disclosure Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA46047

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/46047/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=46047

RELEASE DATE:
2011-09-19

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/46047/#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/46047/

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

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=46047

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 Filedownload plugin for
WordPress, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose
potentially sensitive information.

Input passed to the "path" parameter in
wp-content/plugins/filedownload/download.php is not properly verified
before being used to download files. This can be exploited to disclose
the contents of arbitrary files via directory traversal attacks.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 0.1. Other versions may
also be affected.

SOLUTION:
Edit the source code to ensure that input is properly verified.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Septemb0x

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/17858/

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.

Subscribe:
http://secunia.com/advisories/secunia_security_advisories/

Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
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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