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CVE-2012-1936 Detail

Description

** 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.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  05/03/2012

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/18791
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/53280
http://www.webapp-security.com/2012/04/wordpress-3-3-1-multiple-csrf-vulnerabilities
http://www.webapp-security.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Wordpress-3.3.1-Multiple-CSRF-Vulnerabilities6.txt Exploit

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) (CWE-352)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

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

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2012-1936
NVD Published Date:
05/03/2012
NVD Last Modified:
12/13/2017