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Important - Vulnerabilities discovered in WordPress and Magento
Posted by Phil (Netcetera) on 04 May 2015 01:32 PM
Wordpress Vulnerability :-
 
What it is about ?
There was a new serious WordPress vulnerability announced recently, which has the potential to cause us a whole lot of disruption. Current versions of WordPress are vulnerable to a stored XSS. An unauthenticated attacker can inject JavaScript in WordPress comments. The script is triggered when the comment is viewed.
 
If triggered by a logged-in administrator, under default settings the attacker can leverage the vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the server via the plugin and theme editors.
 
Alternatively the attacker could change the administrator’s password, create new administrator accounts, or do whatever else the currently logged-in administrator can do on the target system. You can find more details about the impact and solution for the same from the following link :-
 
 
What you need to do ?
We would request you to go through the recommendations and update your Wordpress website using the patch available in the above URL.
 
Magento Vulnerability :-
 
What it is about ?
Additionally, a Magento related vulnerability has been reported recently. The vulnerability is actually comprised of a chain of several vulnerabilities that ultimately allow an unauthenticated attacker to execute PHP code on the web server. The attacker bypasses all security mechanisms and gains control of the store and its complete database, allowing credit card theft or any other administrative access into the system.
 
This attack is not limited to any particular plugin or theme. All the vulnerabilities are present in the Magento core, and affects any default installation of both Community and Enterprise Editions. For more details about the same, you can refer to the following URL :-
 
 
 
What you need to do ?
If you are using the mentioned vulnerable versions of Magento, we would request you to patch it using the updates provided in the following link :-
 
 
You can test your Magento website's vulnerability using the tool available here : - https://shoplift.byte.nl
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