WordPress Core Ajax handlers CSRF and Directory Traversal Vulnerabilities (Windows)

Published: 2016-08-26 08:31:02
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

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

Summary:
This host is running WordPress and is prone to CSRF and directory traversal vulnerabilities.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
The flaw exists due to improper capability check in 'wp_ajax_update_plugin' and 'wp_ajax_delete_plugin' functions which are used in 'ajax-actions.php' script.

Impact:
Successfully exploiting this issue allow attacker to take over an authenticated user's session (privilege escalation) using a forged HTML page and to crash the web server.

Affected Versions:
WordPress version 4.5.3 on Windows.

Recommendations:
Upgrade to WordPress version 4.6 or later.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Remote Banner

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

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-6896
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-6897
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-10148

SecurityFocus Bugtraq ID:

https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/92573
https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/92572

References:

https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/40288/
https://wordpress.org

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
5.5

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