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  • Hello,

    I found a instruction for a exploit on a well-known exploit page. This exploit should work with WordPress <= 2.3.1. I report it already under report bug. But i think that is much more important as a normal bug because. The page with the instruction for that exploit is really well-known. Is it possible to report this directly to somebody who can check if its important and should be fixed fast or not?

    Thank you

    Sorry for my bad english

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  • WordPress developers are aware of this problem [1].

    By the way, this bug will only work if your use Big5, GBK or SJIS as the database encoding (DB_CHARSET value).

    [1] http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5455

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42)

    WordPress.org Admin

    By the way, this bug will only work if your use Big5, GBK or SJIS as the database encoding (DB_CHARSET value).

    For those people that don’t know what this means: You’re probably not affected by this problem. The exploit only works if you’ve changed your character set on your blog to use characters of Big5 (Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau), GBK (simplified Chinese characters), or Shift-JIS (Japanese characters).

    The default character set is UTF-8, and if you didn’t explicitly change this to one of these others, you are not vulnerable.

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