National Vulnerability Database

National Vulnerability Database

National Vulnerability
Database

CVE-2009-2851 Detail

Current Description

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the administrator interface in WordPress before 2.8.2 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a comment author URL.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  08/18/2009
View Analysis Description

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized modification

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

By selecting these links, you will be leaving NIST webspace. We have provided these links to other web sites because they may have information that would be of interest to you. No inferences should be drawn on account of other sites being referenced, or not, from this page. There may be other web sites that are more appropriate for your purpose. NIST does not necessarily endorse the views expressed, or concur with the facts presented on these sites. Further, NIST does not endorse any commercial products that may be mentioned on these sites. Please address comments about this page to nvd@nist.gov.

Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=278492 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
http://securitytracker.com/id?1022589 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://wordpress.org/development/2009/07/wordpress-2-8-2/ Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1871 Third Party Advisory
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/07/21/1 Mailing List Third Party Advisory
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=512900 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-July/msg01241.html Mailing List Third Party Advisory
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-July/msg01253.html Mailing List Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (CWE-79)

Change History

3 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-2851
NVD Published Date:
08/18/2009
NVD Last Modified:
12/07/2017