Debian DLA-568-1 : wordpress security update (httpoxy)

high Nessus Plugin ID 92632
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The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


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

CVE-2016-5387 WordPress allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and remove a category attribute from a post via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2016-5832 The customizer in WordPress allows remote attackers to bypass intended redirection restrictions via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2016-5834 Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the wp_get_attachment_link function in wp-includes/post- template.php in WordPress allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a crafted attachment name.

CVE-2016-5835 WordPress allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive revision-history information by leveraging the ability to read a post related to wp-admin/includes/ajax-actions.php and wp-admin/revision.php.

CVE-2016-5838 WordPress allows remote attackers to bypass intended password- change restrictions by leveraging knowledge of a cookie.

CVE-2016-5839 WordPress allows remote attackers to bypass the sanitize_file_name protection mechanism via unspecified vectors.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 3.6.1+dfsg-1~deb7u11.

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.


Upgrade the affected wordpress, and wordpress-l10n packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92632

File Name: debian_DLA-568.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 3.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wordpress, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wordpress-l10n, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/29/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5387, CVE-2016-5832, CVE-2016-5834, CVE-2016-5835, CVE-2016-5838, CVE-2016-5839