CVE-2016-10148

MEDIUM

Description

The wp_ajax_update_plugin function in wp-admin/includes/ajax-actions.php in WordPress before 4.6 makes a get_plugin_data call before checking the update_plugins capability, which allows remote authenticated users to bypass intended read-access restrictions via the plugin parameter to wp-admin/admin-ajax.php, a related issue to CVE-2016-6896.

References

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/08/20/1

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/96847

https://core.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/38168

https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/37490

https://sumofpwn.nl/advisory/2016/path_traversal_vulnerability_in_wordpress_core_ajax_handlers.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-01-18

Updated: 2017-03-16

Type: CWE-254

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 8

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

Impact Score: 1.4

Exploitability Score: 2.8

Severity: MEDIUM