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Secunia Security Advisory 50038

Secunia Security Advisory 50038
Posted Jul 25, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

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

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Secunia Security Advisory 50038

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TITLE:
WordPress Backup Plugin Backup Disclosure Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA50038

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/50038/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=50038

RELEASE DATE:
2012-07-25

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/50038/#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/50038/

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=50038

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 reported in the Backup plugin for WordPress,
which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose sensitive
information.

The vulnerability is caused due to the application allowing database
backup requests (when the "backup" GET parameter is set) without
checking credentials. This can be exploited to download the database
backup and disclose sensitive information.

The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 2.1.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 2.1.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by the vendor.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/backup/changelog/
http://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/576649/backup

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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