[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #5367: Wordpress cookie authentication vulnerability

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Thu Dec 6 23:55:55 GMT 2007

#5367: Wordpress cookie authentication vulnerability
 Reporter:  sjmurdoch                |        Owner:  westi   
     Type:  defect                   |       Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal                   |    Milestone:  2.4     
Component:  Security                 |      Version:  2.3.1   
 Severity:  normal                   |   Resolution:          
 Keywords:  security, password, md5  |  
Comment (by ryan):

 So, check to see if POST is not empty.  If it is not empty and the time is
 within an hour of expiration, allow the cookie.  Non-POST requests will
 honor the expiration with no grace period.

 wp-login.php could be improved to redirect back to referrer when forcing a
 login due to cookie expiration.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5367#comment:35>
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