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Secunia Security Advisory 49850

Secunia Security Advisory 49850
Posted Jul 25, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Charlie Eriksen has discovered a security issue in the GD Star Rating plugin for WordPress, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions.

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Secunia Security Advisory 49850

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TITLE:
WordPress GD Star Rating Plugin Export Security Bypass Security Issue

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA49850

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/49850/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=49850

RELEASE DATE:
2012-07-25

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/49850/#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/49850/

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=49850

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 in the GD Star Rating
plugin for WordPress, which can be exploited by malicious people to
bypass certain security restrictions.

The security issue is caused due to a missing authentication and
authorisation check in the
wp-content/plugins/gd-star-rating/export.php script and can be
exploited to access otherwise restricted functionality and export
potentially sensitive information (e.g. user names, votes, email, and
IP addresses).

The security issue is confirmed in version 1.9.18. Prior versions may
also be affected.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 1.9.19 or later.

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

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
WordPress GD Star Rating Plugin:
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/gd-star-rating/changelog/
http://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/576629/gd-star-rating

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:
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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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