WordPress < 2.6.2 Administrative Password Reset

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4648

Synopsis

The remote host can be tricked into modifying administrative credentials.

Description

The version of WordPress installed on the remote host is vulnerable to a flaw that would allow any user to reset the password of any other user account. After resetting the password, the newly reset password would be sent to the email address linked to the account.

Solution

Upgrade to WordPress 2.6.2, or later.

See Also

http://wordpress.org

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4648

File Name: 4648.prm

Family: CGI

Published: 2008/09/09

Modified: 2016/02/26

Dependencies: 9035

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4106, CVE-2008-4107

BID: 31115, 31068