WordPress < 3.4.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9114


The remote server is hosting an outdated installation of WordPress that is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


Versions of WordPress prior to 3.4.1 are susceptible to the following vulnerabilities :

- A flaw exists that allows a remote cross-site scripting (XSS) attack as the application fails to properly restrict access to unfiltered HTML. This may allow a user to create a specially crafted request that would execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser within the trust relationship between their browser and the server. (CVE-2012-3383)
- A flaw exists that is triggered when the program fails to properly perform a user capability check during the parsing of an XMLRPC request. This may allow an attacker to edit an arbitrary post. (CVE-2012-3384)
- A flaw that may allow an attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive information. No further details have been provided. (CVE-2012-3385)


Upgrade to WordPress 3.4.1, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 9114

Family: CGI

Published: 2016/02/26

Modified: 2016/02/26

Dependencies: 9035, 9036

Nessus ID: 62046, 60100

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.4


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress

Patch Publication Date: 2012/06/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/06/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3383, CVE-2012-3384, CVE-2012-3385

BID: 54224, 73561