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CVE-2015-5623 Detail

Description

WordPress before 4.2.3 does not properly verify the edit_posts capability, which allows remote authenticated users to bypass intended access restrictions and create drafts by leveraging the Subscriber role, as demonstrated by a post-quickdraft-save action to wp-admin/post.php.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  08/03/2015

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): Single
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized modification

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Hyperlink Resource
http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.2.3 Patch Vendor Advisory
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/07/23/18
http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3328
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/76011
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1033037
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/33357
https://wordpress.org/news/2015/07/wordpress-4-2-3/ Patch Vendor Advisory
https://wpvulndb.com/vulnerabilities/8111

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Access Control (CWE-284)

Change History

8 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-5623
NVD Published Date:
08/03/2015
NVD Last Modified:
09/20/2017