An attacker, able to register a specially crafted username on a Wordpress 2.5 installation, will also be able to generate authentication cookies for other chosen accounts. This vulnerability exists because it is possible to modify authentication cookies without invalidating the cryptographic integrity protection. The proper way to exploit this vulnerability is to use a Wordpress account which its username starts with the word "admin", for example "admin99". This exploit will not be shown on WebApps reports.
Friday, June 12, 2009 - 00:00