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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-1936

Original release date: 05/03/2012
Last revised: 05/10/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

** DISPUTED ** The wp_create_nonce function in wp-includes/pluggable.php in WordPress 3.3.1 and earlier associates a nonce with a user account instead of a user session, which might make it easier for remote attackers to conduct cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks on specific actions and objects by sniffing the network, as demonstrated by attacks against the wp-admin/admin-ajax.php and wp-admin/user-new.php scripts. NOTE: the vendor reportedly disputes the significance of this issue because wp_create_nonce operates as intended, even if it is arguably inconsistent with certain CSRF protection details advocated by external organizations.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.webapp-security.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Wordpress-3.3.1-Multiple-CSRF-Vulnerabilities6.txt

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.3.1 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.3
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.1.3
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.1.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.1.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.0.3
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.0.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.0.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.0.3::iis
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.0.5
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.0.4
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.0.6
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.0
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.2.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.1.4
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.2:beta1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.0.11
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.6.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.2.3
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.0.8
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.8
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.0.9
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.3.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.7
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.8.3
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.8.5
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.8.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.8.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.3
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.6.3
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.8.4
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.9.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.9
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.9.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.6.5
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.7.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.1.3
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.2.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.3.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.0
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.0.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.0.10
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.0.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.0.4
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.0.5
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.0.6
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.0.7
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.1.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.1.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.5.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.3.3
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.8.6
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.6.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.6
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.2.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.5
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.9.1.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.8.5.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.8.5.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.8.4:a
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.5.1.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.5
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.5.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.2.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.2.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.0.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.0
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.0.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.5.1.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.5.1.3
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.5.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.2.5
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.2.5:a
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.2.3
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.2.4
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.1.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.3.3
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.3
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.3.2

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) (CWE-352)