WordPress Code Execution Vulnerability

Two new vulnerabilities have been identified in WordPress 2.5. The vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to conduct xss attacks, bypass some security restrictions, compromise the vulnerable system. The first vuln could allow an attacker to bypass the authentication mechanism by creating a cookie with certain settings.

The second vulnerability is caused by passing input to an unspecified parameter which is not properly sanitised by the server. This vulnerability can be exploited to execute arbitrary script code in a user’s browser session.

All users should update to the latest version of WordPress, version 2.5.1.