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

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

4 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

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).

Affected Software

Affected Software

wordpress on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

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

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