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CVE-2015-5730 Detail

Description

The sanitize_widget_instance function in wp-includes/class-wp-customize-widgets.php in WordPress before 4.2.4 does not use a constant-time comparison for widgets, which allows remote attackers to conduct a timing side-channel attack by measuring the delay before inequality is calculated.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  11/09/2015

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/08/04/7
http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3332
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/76160
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1033178
https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.2.4 Patch Vendor Advisory
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/33535
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/33536
https://wordpress.org/news/2015/08/wordpress-4-2-4-security-and-maintenance-release/ Patch Vendor Advisory
https://wpvulndb.com/vulnerabilities/8130

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)

Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-5730
NVD Published Date:
11/09/2015
NVD Last Modified:
09/20/2017