Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2008 23:31:05 +0100 From: Jeremias Reith <jr@...ss.org> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: Steffen Joeris <steffen.joeris@...lelinux.de> Subject: Re: CVE requset: WordPress XSS vulnerability in RSS Feed Generator On Nov 28, 2008, at 22:39 , Steffen Joeris wrote: > Hi > >> a XSS vulnerability has been discovered in WordPress. >> >> Vendor info: >> http://wordpress.org/development/2008/11/wordpress-265/ >> >> Detailed information: >> http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/498652 (Note: It should be >> "prior to 2.6.5" in the summary) > I might be off here, but doesn't the patch create another XSS by > removing > wp_specialchars? > > Cheers > Steffen > > : > http://trac.wordpress.org/changeset?old_path=tags%2F2.6.3&old=&new_path=tags%2F2.6.5&new= Looks fine to me. You probably missed that the added clean_url() is applied on the entire URL instead of wp_specialchars() to REQUSET_URI. Cheers, Jeremias
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