CVE-2008-1930 Detail

Current Description

The cookie authentication method in WordPress 2.5 relies on a hash of a concatenated string containing USERNAME and EXPIRY_TIME, which allows remote attackers to forge cookies by registering a username that results in the same concatenated string, as demonstrated by registering usernames beginning with "admin" to obtain administrator privileges, aka a "cryptographic splicing" issue. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2007-6013.


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Hyperlink Resource
http://wordpress.org/development/2008/04/wordpress-251/ Patch 
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/users/sjm217/advisories/wordpress-cookie-integrity.txt
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/491356/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28935 Patch 
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019923
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1372/references
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/42027

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-287 Improper Authentication cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1930
NVD Published Date:
04/28/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018
Source:
MITRE