WordPress 4.0.x < 4.0.20 Multiple Vulnerabilities

critical Web Application Scanning Plugin ID 98314

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Synopsis

WordPress 4.0.x < 4.0.20 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Description

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

- Weak MD5-based password hashing algorithm, which makes it easier for attackers to determine cleartext values by leveraging access to the hash values.

- When domain-based flashmediaelement.swf sandboxing is not used, allows remote attackers to conduct cross-domain Flash injection (XSF) attacks by leveraging code contained within the wp-includes/js/mediaelement/flashmediaelement.swf file.

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

Solution

Update to WordPress version 4.0.20 or latest.

See Also

https://wordpress.org/news/2017/10/wordpress-4-8-3-security-release/

https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.0.20

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 98314

Type: remote

Published: 11/5/2018

Updated: 10/7/2021

Scan Template: pci, api, scan

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

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

CVSS v3

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: 10/19/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/19/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-16510, CVE-2017-14723, CVE-2016-9263, CVE-2012-6707

CWE: 20, 89, 326

OWASP: 2013-A9, 2017-A9, 2010-A4, 2013-A4, 2017-A5, 2013-A6, 2017-A3, 2010-A1, 2013-A1, 2017-A1, 2010-A7, 2021-A6, 2021-A3, 2021-A2

WASC: Improper Input Handling, SQL Injection, Application Misconfiguration

OWASP API: 2019-API7, 2019-API8

HIPAA: 164.306(a)(1), 164.306(a)(2)

DISA STIG: APSC-DV-002630, APSC-DV-002440, APSC-DV-002560, APSC-DV-002540

OWASP ASVS: 4.0.2-14.2.1, 4.0.2-5.1.3, 4.0.2-5.3.4, 4.0.2-9.1.2

PCI-DSS: 3.2-6.2, 3.2-6.5, 3.2-6.5.1, 3.2-6.5.3, 3.2-6.5.4

ISO: 27001-A.14.2.5, 27001-A.10.1.2

CAPEC: 13, 22, 79, 64, 78, 230, 231, 10, 14, 209, 24, 42, 45, 46, 47, 588, 63, 8, 85, 9, 101, 104, 108, 109, 110, 120, 135, 136, 153, 182, 23, 250, 261, 267, 28, 3, 31, 43, 473, 52, 53, 67, 7, 71, 72, 73, 80, 81, 83, 88, 470, 66, 112, 192, 20

NIST: sp800_53-CM-6b, sp800_53-SI-10, sp800_53-SC-12