The create_post function in wp-includes/class-wp-atom-server.php in WordPress before 3.4.2 does not perform a capability check, which allows remote authenticated users to bypass intended access restrictions and publish new posts by leveraging the Contributor role and using the Atom Publishing Protocol (aka AtomPub) feature.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification
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Patch Information; Exploit
[oss-security] 20120913 Re: CVEs for wordpress 3.4.2 release