WordPress 2.9 - Failure to Restrict URL Access

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Description
When WordPress implemented the new Trash feature they failed to change the permissions granted when the post is in the trash. This means that an unauthenticated user cannot see the post, however an authenticated user can, no matter what privileges they have, even ‘subscriber’.

See ExploitDB for PoC

Affects

WordPress
fixed in version 2.9.2

References

CVE 2010-0682
EXPLOITDB 11441
URL http://www.ethicalhack3r.co.uk/wordpress-2-9-failure-to-restrict-url-access/

Classification

Type AUTHBYPASS
OWASP Top 10 A2: Broken Authentication and Session Management
CWE CWE-287

Miscellaneous

Views 37
Verified Yes
WPVDB ID 6015

Timeline

Added 2014-08-01 (over 2 years ago)
Last Updated 2015-05-15 (over 1 year ago)

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