Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1151-2] wordpress regression update)

Published: 2018-02-06 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
wordpress on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 3.6.1+dfsg-1~deb7u19. We recommend that you upgrade your wordpress Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
The fix for CVE-2017-14990 issued as DLA-1151-1 was incomplete and caused a regression. It was discovered that an additional database upgrade and further code changes would be necessary. At the moment these changes are deemed as too intrusive and thus the initial patch for CVE-2017-14990 has been removed again. For reference, the original advisory text follows. WordPress stores cleartext wp_signups.activation_key values (but stores the analogous wp_users.user_activation_key values as hashes), which might make it easier for remote attackers to hijack unactivated user accounts by leveraging database read access (such as access gained through an unspecified SQL injection vulnerability).

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-14990

References:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/11/msg00015.html

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
4.0
Published
2018-02-06
Modified
2019-03-18
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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