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WordPress Trackback Charset Decoding SQL Injection Vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for SQL injection in WordPress
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote web server contains a PHP application that is prone to SQL
The version of WordPress on the remote host supports trackbacks in
alternate character sets and decodes them after escaping SQL
parameters. By specifying an alternate character set and encoding
input with that character set while submitting a trackback, an
unauthenticated remote attacker can bypass the application's parameter
sanitation code and manipulate database queries.
Note that exploitation of this issue is only possible when PHP's
mbstring extension is installed, which is apparently the case with the
See also :
Upgrade to WordPress version 2.0.6 or later.
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.6
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