WordPress < 3.5.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 6883


The remote server is hosting an outdated installation of WordPress that is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


Versions of WordPress earlier than 3.5.2 are potentially affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- The application contains a denial of service attack affecting sites using password-protected posts.(CVE-2013-2173)
- The application is affected by a server-side request forgery vulnerability. This vulnerability can be used to gain access to a site. (CVE-2013-2199)
- A privilege escalation vulnerability exists that allows contributors to publish posts and users to reassign authorship. (CVE-2013-2200)
- A cross-site scripting vulnerability exists related to uploading media. (CVE-2013-2201)
- A XML External Entity Injection (XXE) vulnerability exists in 'oEmbed'. (CVE-2013-2202)
- A vulnerability exists disclosing a full file path related to file upload. (CVE-2013-2203)
- A cross-site scripting vulnerability exists related to 'TinyMCE' library. (CVE-2013-2204)
- The application is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the 'SWFUpload' library. (CVE-2013-2205)
- Cross-site scripting vulnerabilities exist in the 'post.php' script relating to the 'excerpt' and 'content' parameters.


Upgrade to WordPress 3.5.2, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 6883

Family: CGI

Published: 2013/05/25

Modified: 2018/09/16

Dependencies: 9035

Nessus ID: 67021

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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


Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 3.1


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress

Patch Publication Date: 2013/06/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/06/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2173, CVE-2013-2199, CVE-2013-2200, CVE-2013-2201, CVE-2013-2202, CVE-2013-2203, CVE-2013-2204, CVE-2013-2205

BID: 60477, 60757, 60758, 60759, 60770, 60775, 60781, 60825, 60892