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Secunia Security Advisory 49791

Secunia Security Advisory 49791
Posted Jul 11, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Charlie Eriksen has discovered a security issue, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions.

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Secunia Security Advisory 49791

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TITLE:
WordPress WP Symposium Plugin Authentication Check Security Bypass

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA49791

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/49791/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=49791

RELEASE DATE:
2012-07-11

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/49791/#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/49791/

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=49791

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:
Charlie Eriksen has discovered a security issue, which can be
exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security
restrictions.

The security issue is caused due to a missing authentication check in
the wp-content/plugins/wp-symposium/ajax/symposium_ajax_functions.php
script and can be exploited to access otherwise restricted
functionality (e.g. adding new pages) and subsequently conduct script
insertion attacks.

The security issue is confirmed in version 12.07.07. Other versions
may also be affected.

SOLUTION:
No official solution is currently available. A final solution is
planned to be released on the 14th July 2012.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Charlie Eriksen via Secunia.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
WP Symposium:
http://www.wpsymposium.com/2012/07/release-notes-for-v12-07-07/

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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