WordPress 3.3.x < 3.3.1 XSS Vulnerability

medium Nessus Plugin ID 106378
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Synopsis

The remote web server contains a PHP application that is affected by a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability.

Description

According to its self-reported version number, the WordPress application running on the remote web server is 3.3.x prior to 3.3.1.
It is, therefore, affected by a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted request, to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Upgrade to WordPress version 3.3.1 or later.

See Also

https://wordpress.org/news/2012/01/wordpress-3-3-1/

https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_3.3.1

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106378

File Name: wordpress_3_3_1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 1/26/2018

Updated: 11/8/2019

Dependencies: wordpress_detect.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-0287

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 1.9

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress

Required KB Items: www/PHP, installed_sw/WordPress, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/3/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/3/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0287

BID: 51237