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CVE-2015-5714 Detail

Current Description

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in WordPress before 4.3.1 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML by leveraging the mishandling of unclosed HTML elements during processing of shortcode tags.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.1 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 2.7
Exploitability Score: 2.8


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): Required
Scope (S): Changed
Confidentiality (C): Low
Integrity (I): Low
Availability (A): None

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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3375
http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3383
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/76745
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1033979
https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.3.1 Patch
https://github.com/WordPress/WordPress/commit/f72b21af23da6b6d54208e5c1d65ececdaa109c8
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2015-5714
https://wordpress.org/news/2015/09/wordpress-4-3-1/ Patch Vendor Advisory
https://wpvulndb.com/vulnerabilities/8186

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:wordpress:wordpress:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
4.3.0


Change History

6 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-5714
NVD Published Date:
05/21/2016
NVD Last Modified:
11/03/2017