WordPress 4.1.x < 4.1.19 Multiple Vulnerabilities

critical Web Application Scanning Plugin ID 98301



WordPress 4.1.x < 4.1.19 Multiple Vulnerabilities


According to its self-reported version number, the detected WordPress application is affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A flaw in $wpdb->prepare() can create unsafe queries leading to potential SQL injection flaws with plugins and themes.

- Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities exists due to improper sanitization of user-supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted request, to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session.

- Multiple path traversal vulnerabilities exist in the file unzipping code and customizer. A remote attacker may be able to read arbitrary files subject to the privileges under which the web server runs.

- An open redirect flaw exists on the user and term edit screens. A remote attacker can exploit this, by tricking a user into following a specially crafted link, to redirect a user to an arbitrary website.

Note that the scanner has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update to WordPress version 4.1.19 or latest.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 98301

Type: remote

Published: 11/5/2018

Updated: 10/7/2021

Scan Template: pci, api, scan

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-14723


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-14723

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:wordpress:wordpress:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/23/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/23/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14726, CVE-2017-14718, CVE-2017-14719, CVE-2017-14720, CVE-2017-14721, CVE-2017-14722, CVE-2017-14723, CVE-2017-14724, CVE-2017-14725