WordPress < 3.7.9 / 3.8.x < 3.8.9 / 3.9.x < 3.9.7 / 4.1.x < 4.1.6 / 4.2.x < 4.2.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9030

Synopsis

The remote server is hosting an outdated installation of WordPress that is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.

Description

Versions of WordPress 3.7.x prior to 3.7.9 , 3.8.x prior to 3.8.9 , 3.9.x prior to 3.9.7 , 4.1.x prior to 4.1.6 , and 4.2.x prior to 4.2.3 are susceptible to the following vulnerabilities :

- A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability exists due to a flaw in the Shortcode API in which shortcodes embedded in HTML tags are not properly handled before returning the input to the users. A remote, authenticated attacker can exploit this by using a crafted request to execute arbitrary code in the user's browser session. (OSVDB 125143)
- An unspecified vulnerability exists due to a flaw in Quick Draft, which can allow an unauthorized, remote user to create arbitrary drafts. (OSVDB 125144)

Solution

Upgrade to WordPress 4.2.3, or later. If 4.2.x cannot be obtained, 3.7.9, 3.8.9, 3.9.7, and 4.1.6 are also patched for these vulnerabilities.

See Also

https://wordpress.org/news/2015/07/wordpress-4-2-3

http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_3.7.9

http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_3.8.9

http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_3.9.7

http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.1.6

http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.2.3

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 9030

Family: CGI

Published: 2015/12/17

Modified: 2018/07/11

Dependencies: 9035, 9036

Nessus ID: 85082

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: 3.5

Temporal Score: 3.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/07/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5622, CVE-2015-5623

BID: 76011