Debian DLA-1452-1 : wordpress security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111393

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

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

CVE-2016-5836

The oEmbed protocol implementation in WordPress before 4.5.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2018-12895

A vulnerability was discovered in Wordpress, a web blogging tool. It allowed remote attackers with specific roles to execute arbitrary code.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 4.1+dfsg-1+deb8u18.

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.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/07/msg00046.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/wordpress

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111393

File Name: debian_DLA-1452.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/30

Modified: 2018/08/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

CVSSv3

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wordpress, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wordpress-l10n, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wordpress-theme-twentyfifteen, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wordpress-theme-twentyfourteen, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wordpress-theme-twentythirteen, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5836, CVE-2018-12895