WordPress < 2.3.3 XML-RPC Unauthenticated Post Modification

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4364

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a flaw that allows for unauthorized access to data.

Description

The version of WordPress installed on the remote host is vulnerable to an unauthorized access attack. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need the ability to authenticate as a valid user. Upon authentication, the user would be able to manipulate data sent to the 'xmlrpc.php' script which would allow for editing of other user posts.

Solution

Upgrade to WordPress 2.3.3, or later.

See Also

http://wordpress.org

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4364

File Name: 4364.prm

Family: CGI

Published: 2008/02/08

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 9035

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.3

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 4.2

Temporal Score: 3.9

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0664

BID: 27669

OSVDB: 41136