A vulnerability has been discovered in WordPress CMS, which could allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. WordPress is an open source content management system (CMS) for websites. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow the attacker to gain the same user rights as the user running the application. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.
- WordPress 3.6
Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in WordPress CMS. The details for these vulnerabilties are as follows:
Successful exploitation could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.
- Update vulnerable systems running WordPress immediately after appropriate testing.
- Run all software as a non-privileged user (one without administrative privileges) to diminish the effects of a successful attack.
- Remind users not to visit un-trusted websites or follow links provided by unknown or un-trusted sources.