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CVE-2016-9263 Detail

Current Description

WordPress through 4.8.2, when domain-based flashmediaelement.swf sandboxing is not used, allows remote attackers to conduct cross-domain Flash injection (XSF) attacks by leveraging code contained within the wp-includes/js/mediaelement/flashmediaelement.swf file.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/12/2017      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-9263
Original release date:
10/12/2017
Last revised:
10/26/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 3.0):
CVSS v3 Base Score:
4.7 Medium
Vector:
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N (legend)
Impact Score:
2.7
Exploitability Score:
1.6
CVSS Version 3 Metrics:
Attack Vector (AV):
Network
Attack Complexity (AC):
High
Privileges Required (PR):
None
User Interaction (UI):
Required
Scope (S):
Changed
Confidentiality (C):
Low
Integrity (I):
Low
Availability (A):
None
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
2.6 LOW
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
High
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized modification

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/101294 Third Party Advisory; VDB Entry External Source BID 101294
https://opnsec.com/2017/10/cve-2016-9263-unpatched-xsf-vulnerability-in-wordpress/ Mitigation; Third Party Advisory External Source MISC https://opnsec.com/2017/10/cve-2016-9263-unpatched-xsf-vulnerability-in-wordpress/

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