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CVE-2019-20042 Detail

Current Description

In wp-includes/formatting.php in WordPress 3.7 to 5.3.0, the function wp_targeted_link_rel() can be used in a particular way to result in a stored cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability. 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.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 6.1 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

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Hyperlink Resource
https://blog.ripstech.com/filter/vulnerabilities/ Not Applicable
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/46894/trunk Patch
https://github.com/WordPress/wordpress-develop/commit/1f7f3f1f59567e2504f0fbebd51ccf004b3ccb1d Patch
https://github.com/WordPress/wordpress-develop/security/advisories/GHSA-xvg2-m2f4-83m7
https://hackerone.com/reports/509930
https://seclists.org/bugtraq/2020/Jan/8
https://wordpress.org/news/2019/12/wordpress-5-3-1-security-and-maintenance-release/ Release Notes Vendor Advisory
https://wpvulndb.com/vulnerabilities/9975 Release Notes Third Party Advisory
https://www.debian.org/security/2020/dsa-4599

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-79 Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting') NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:wordpress:wordpress:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (excluding)
5.3.1


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2019-20042
NVD Published Date:
12/27/2019
NVD Last Modified:
01/10/2020