Debian DLA-1366-1 : wordpress security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 109407


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Two vulnerabilities were discovered in wordpress, a web blogging tool.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following issues.


The redirection URL for the login page was not validated or sanitized if forced to use HTTPS.


The version string was not escaped in the get_the_generator function, and could lead to cross-site scripting (XSS) in a generator tag.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 3.6.1+dfsg-1~deb7u21.

We recommend that you upgrade your wordpress packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected wordpress, and wordpress-l10n packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 109407

File Name: debian_DLA-1366.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/30/2018

Updated: 1/11/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wordpress, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wordpress-l10n, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/27/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10100, CVE-2018-10102