Debian DSA-4896-1 : wordpress - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 148963
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Wordpress, a web blogging tool. They allowed remote attackers to perform XML External Entity (XXE) attacks, and access private content.


Upgrade the wordpress packages.

For the stable distribution (buster), these problems have been fixed in version 5.0.12+dfsg1-0+deb10u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 148963

File Name: debian_DSA-4896.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/23/2021

Updated: 6/17/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-29450


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.1

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wordpress, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:10.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/22/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/15/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-29447, CVE-2021-29450

DSA: 4896