CVE-2012-6707

MEDIUM

Description

WordPress through 4.8.2 uses a weak MD5-based password hashing algorithm, which makes it easier for attackers to determine cleartext values by leveraging access to the hash values. NOTE: the approach to changing this may not be fully compatible with certain use cases, such as migration of a WordPress site from a web host that uses a recent PHP version to a different web host that uses PHP 5.2. These use cases are plausible (but very unlikely) based on statistics showing widespread deployment of WordPress with obsolete PHP versions.

References

https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/21022

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-10-19

Updated: 2017-11-13

Type: CWE-326

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH