WordPress < 4.5.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91100


The PHP application running on the remote web server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version number, the WordPress application running on the remote web server is prior to 4.5.0.
It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A server-side request forgery vulnerability exists due improper request handling between a user and the server.
An attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted request to the http.php script using octal or hexadecimal IP addresses, to bypass access restrictions and perform unintended actions. (CVE-2016-4029)

- A cross-site scripting vulnerability exists due to improper validation of user-supplied input to the 'first_comment_author' parameter. A context-dependent attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted request, to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session. (CVE-2016-6634)

- A cross-site request forgery vulnerability exists due to a failure to require multiple steps, explicit confirmation, or a unique token when making HTTP requests. An attacker can exploit this by convincing a user to follow a specially crafted link. (CVE-2016-6635)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to WordPress version 4.5.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91100

File Name: wordpress_4_5_0.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2016/05/12

Updated: 2019/03/29

Dependencies: 18297

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-6635

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress

Required KB Items: www/PHP, installed_sw/WordPress, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 2016/04/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/03/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4029, CVE-2016-6634, CVE-2016-6635

BID: 92355, 92390, 92400