Debian DSA-3870-1 : wordpress - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 100561


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities were discovered in wordpress, a web blogging tool. They would allow remote attackers to force password resets, and perform various cross-site scripting and cross-site request forgery attacks.


Upgrade the wordpress packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 4.1+dfsg-1+deb8u14.

For the upcoming stable (stretch) and unstable (sid) distributions, these problems have been fixed in version 4.7.5+dfsg-1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100561

File Name: debian_DSA-3870.nasl

Version: 3.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/1/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wordpress, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/1/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8295, CVE-2017-9061, CVE-2017-9062, CVE-2017-9063, CVE-2017-9064, CVE-2017-9065

DSA: 3870