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CVE-2019-16788 Detail

Current Description

In WordPress versions from 3.7 to 5.3.0, authenticated users who do not have the rights to publish a post are able to mark posts as sticky or unsticky via the REST API. For example, the contributor role does not have such rights, but this allowed them to bypass that. This has been patched in WordPress 5.3.1, along with all the previous WordPress versions from 3.7 to 5.3 via a minor release. Automatic updates are enabled by default for minor releases and we strongly recommend that you keep them enabled.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  security-advisories@github.com
Base Score: 5.4 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/WordPress/wordpress-develop/commit/1d1d5be7aa94608c04516cac4238e8c22b93c1d9 Patch Third Party Advisory
https://github.com/WordPress/wordpress-develop/security/advisories/GHSA-g7rg-hchx-c2gw Third Party Advisory
https://wordpress.org/news/2019/12/wordpress-5-3-1-security-and-maintenance-release/ Vendor Advisory
https://wpvulndb.com/vulnerabilities/9973 Third Party Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-287 Improper Authentication NIST  
CWE-79 Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting') security-advisories@github.com  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:wordpress:wordpress:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
From (including)
3.7
Up to (including)
5.3.0


Change History

2 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2019-16788
NVD Published Date:
01/08/2020
NVD Last Modified:
01/17/2020