Debian DSA-3997-1 : wordpress - security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 103793


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 exploit path-traversal issues, perform SQL injections and various cross-site scripting attacks.


Upgrade the wordpress packages.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 4.1+dfsg-1+deb8u15.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 4.7.5+dfsg-2+deb9u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 103793

File Name: debian_DSA-3997.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/12/2017

Updated: 1/4/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wordpress, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/10/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14718, CVE-2017-14719, CVE-2017-14720, CVE-2017-14721, CVE-2017-14722, CVE-2017-14723, CVE-2017-14724, CVE-2017-14725, CVE-2017-14726, CVE-2017-14990

DSA: 3997