Debian Security Advisory DSA 3383-1 (wordpress - security update)

Published: 2015-10-28 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

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

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
wordpress on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 3.6.1+dfsg-1~deb7u8. For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 4.1+dfsg-1+deb8u5 or earlier in DSA-3332-1 and DSA-3375-1. For the testing distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 4.3.1+dfsg-1 or earlier versions. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 4.3.1+dfsg-1 or earlier versions. We recommend that you upgrade your wordpress Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Wordpress, a web blogging tool. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: CVE-2015-2213 SQL Injection allowed a remote attacker to compromise the site. 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-2015-5714 A cross-site scripting vulnerability when processing shortcode tags. CVE-2015-5715 A vulnerability has been discovered, allowing users without proper permissions to publish private posts and make them sticky. CVE-2015-5731 An attacker could lock a post that was being edited. CVE-2015-5732 Cross-site scripting in a widget title allows an attacker to steal sensitive information. CVE-2015-5734 Fix some broken links in the legacy theme preview. CVE-2015-7989 A cross-site scripting vulnerability in user list tables.

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-2015-2213
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-5622
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-5714
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-5715
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-5731
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-5732
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-5734
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-7989

References:

http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3383.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.5
Published
2015-10-28
Modified
2019-03-18
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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