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Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2008 23:31:05 +0100
From: Jeremias Reith <>
Cc: Steffen Joeris <>
Subject: Re: CVE requset: WordPress XSS vulnerability in RSS Feed Generator

On Nov 28, 2008, at 22:39 , Steffen Joeris wrote:

> Hi
>> a XSS vulnerability has been discovered in WordPress.
>> Vendor info:
>> Detailed information:
>> (Note: It should be
>> "prior to 2.6.5" in the summary)
> I might be off here, but doesn't the patch[0] create another XSS by  
> removing
> wp_specialchars?
> Cheers
> Steffen
> [0]:

Looks fine to me.

You probably missed that the added clean_url() is applied on the  
entire URL instead of wp_specialchars() to REQUSET_URI.


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