SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionMultiple vulnerabilities were discovered in Wordpress, a popular content management framework.
WordPress has a Server Side Request Forgery (SSRF) vulnerability because Windows paths are mishandled during certain validation of relative URLs.
Due to an issue in wp_validate_redirect() and URL sanitization, an arbitrary external link can be crafted leading to unintended/open redirect when clicked.
Misuse of the `set-screen-option` filter's return value allows arbitrary user meta fields to be saved. It does require an admin to install a plugin that would misuse the filter. Once installed, it can be leveraged by low privileged users.
Additionally, this upload ensures latest comments can only be viewed from public posts, and fixes back the user activation procedure.
For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 4.7.18+dfsg-1+deb9u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your wordpress packages.
For the detailed security status of wordpress please refer to its security tracker page at:
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.
SolutionUpgrade the affected packages.