Debian Security Advisory DSA 3328-1 (wordpress - security update)

Published: 2015-08-03 22:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

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

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
wordpress on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 4.1+dfsg-1+deb8u2. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 4.2.3+dfsg-1. We recommend that you upgrade your wordpress Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
Several vulnerabilities have been found in Wordpress, the popular blogging engine. CVE-2015-3429 The file example.html in the Genericicons icon font Linux Distribution Package and twentyfifteen Wordpress theme allowed for cross site scripting. CVE-2015-5622 The robustness of the shortcodes HTML tags filter has been improved. The parsing is a bit more strict, which may affect your installation. CVE-2015-5623 A cross site scripting vulnerability allowed users with the Contributor or Author role to elevate their privileges. The oldstable distribution (wheezy) is only affected by CVE-2015-5622 . This less critical issue will be fixed at a later time.

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-2015-3429
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-5622
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-5623

References:

http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3328.html

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
4.3

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