Fedora 31 : wordpress (2020-15e15c35da)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 142857



The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


**WordPress 5.5.3 Maintenance Release**

This maintenance release fixes an issue introduced in WordPress 5.5.2 which makes it impossible to install WordPress on a brand new website that does not have a database connection configured.


**WordPress 5.5.2 Security and Maintenance Release**

**Security Updates**

- Props to Alex Concha of the WordPress Security Team for their work in hardening deserialization requests.

- Props to David Binovec on a fix to disable spam embeds from disabled sites on a multisite network.

- Thanks to Marc Montas from Sucuri for reporting an issue that could lead to XSS from global variables.

- Thanks to Justin Tran who reported an issue surrounding privilege escalation in XML-RPC. He also found and disclosed an issue around privilege escalation around post commenting via XML-RPC.

- Props to Omar Ganiev who reported a method where a DoS attack could lead to RCE.

- Thanks to Karim El Ouerghemmi from RIPS who disclosed a method to store XSS in post slugs.

- Thanks to Slavco for reporting, and confirmation from Karim El Ouerghemmi, a method to bypass protected meta that could lead to arbitrary file deletion.

- Thanks to Erwan LR from WPScan who responsibly disclosed a method that could lead to CSRF.

- And a special thanks to @zieladam who was integral in many of the releases and patches during this release.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 142857

File Name: fedora_2020-15e15c35da.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/12/2020

Updated: 2/8/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-28037


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:wordpress, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:31

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/11/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/2/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-28032, CVE-2020-28033, CVE-2020-28034, CVE-2020-28035, CVE-2020-28036, CVE-2020-28037, CVE-2020-28038, CVE-2020-28039, CVE-2020-28040