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CVE-2016-5838 Detail

Description

WordPress before 4.5.3 allows remote attackers to bypass intended password-change restrictions by leveraging knowledge of a cookie.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  06/29/2016

Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 3.9


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

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/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): None
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized modification

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3639
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/91367
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1036163 Third Party Advisory
https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.5.3
https://wordpress.org/news/2016/06/wordpress-4-5-3/ Patch Vendor Advisory
https://wpvulndb.com/vulnerabilities/8524

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-5838
NVD Published Date:
06/29/2016
NVD Last Modified:
11/29/2016