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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4106

WordPress before 2.6.2 does not properly handle MySQL warnings about insertion of username strings that exceed the maximum column width of the user_login column, and does not properly handle space characters when comparing usernames, which allows remote attackers to change an arbitrary user's password to a random value by registering a similar username and then requesting a password reset, related to a "SQL column truncation vulnerability." NOTE: the attacker can discover the random password by also exploiting CVE-2008-4107.
Publish Date : 2008-09-18 Last Update Date : 2018-10-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s)

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-1871 wordpress -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8072 unix
DSA-1871-1 wordpress -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13072 unix
DSA-1871-2 wordpress -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12947 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-4106

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Wordpress Wordpress 0.71-gold Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Wordpress Wordpress 1.0-platinum Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Wordpress Wordpress 1.0.1-miles Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Wordpress Wordpress 1.0.2-blakey Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Wordpress Wordpress 1.2-delta Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Wordpress Wordpress 1.2-mingus Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Wordpress Wordpress 1.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Wordpress Wordpress 1.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Wordpress Wordpress 1.5-strayhorn Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Wordpress Wordpress Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Wordpress Wordpress Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Wordpress Wordpress Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Wordpress Wordpress 1.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Wordpress Wordpress 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Wordpress Wordpress 2.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Wordpress Wordpress 2.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Wordpress Wordpress 2.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Wordpress Wordpress 2.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Wordpress Wordpress 2.0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Wordpress Wordpress 2.0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Wordpress Wordpress 2.0.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Wordpress Wordpress 2.0.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Wordpress Wordpress 2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Wordpress Wordpress 2.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Wordpress Wordpress 2.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Wordpress Wordpress 2.1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Wordpress Wordpress 2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Wordpress Wordpress 2.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Wordpress Wordpress 2.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Wordpress Wordpress 2.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Wordpress Wordpress 2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Wordpress Wordpress 2.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Wordpress Wordpress 2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Wordpress Wordpress 2.6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Wordpress Wordpress 34

- References For CVE-2008-4106
MLIST [oss-security] 20080916 Re: CVE request: wordpress < 2.6.2
VUPEN ADV-2008-2553
BID 31068 WordPress Lost Password SQL Column Truncation Unauthorized Access Vulnerability Release Date:2009-08-24 CONFIRM
BUGTRAQ 20080911 Advisory 05/2008: Wordpress user_login Column SQL Truncation Vulnerability
MLIST [oss-security] 20080911 CVE request: wordpress < 2.6.2
SECTRACK 1020869

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4106

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