WordPress 5.2.x < 5.2.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Web Application Scanning Plugin ID 98799
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WordPress 5.2.x < 5.2.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities


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

- Two cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities exist due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit these, by convincing a user to click a specially crafted URL, to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session.

- A remote, authenticated, unprivileged user can make a post sticky via the REST API.

- wp_kses_bad_protcol() has been hardened to ensure that it is aware of the named colon attribute.

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 5.2.5 or latest.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 98799

Type: remote

Published: 1/8/2020

Updated: 9/7/2021

Scan Template: api, scan, pci

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/27/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/27/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-20042