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CVE-2019-20043 Detail

Current Description

In in wp-includes/rest-api/endpoints/class-wp-rest-posts-controller.php in WordPress 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.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 5.3 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N

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Hyperlink Resource
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/46893/trunk Patch
https://github.com/WordPress/wordpress-develop/commit/1d1d5be7aa94608c04516cac4238e8c22b93c1d9 Third Party Advisory
https://github.com/WordPress/wordpress-develop/security/advisories/GHSA-g7rg-hchx-c2gw
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/9973 Release Notes Third Party Advisory
https://www.debian.org/security/2020/dsa-4599
https://www.debian.org/security/2020/dsa-4677

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-269 Improper Privilege Management 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-2019-20043
NVD Published Date:
12/27/2019
NVD Last Modified:
01/10/2020