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CVE-2022-21663 Detail

Description

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system written in PHP and paired with a MariaDB database. On a multisite, users with Super Admin role can bypass explicit/additional hardening under certain conditions through object injection. This has been patched in WordPress version 5.8.3. Older affected versions are also fixed via security release, that go back till 3.7.37. We strongly recommend that you keep auto-updates enabled. There are no known workarounds for this issue.


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Hyperlink Resource
https://blog.sonarsource.com/wordpress-object-injection-vulnerability/ Exploit  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/WordPress/wordpress-develop/security/advisories/GHSA-jmmq-m8p8-332h Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2022/01/msg00019.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce%40lists.fedoraproject.org/message/CV4UNEC63UU5GEU47IIR4RMTZAHNEOJG/
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce%40lists.fedoraproject.org/message/DM6XPH3JN6V4NF4WBOJTOXZIVE6VKKE3/
https://wordpress.org/news/2022/01/wordpress-5-8-3-security-release/ Release Notes  Vendor Advisory 
https://www.debian.org/security/2022/dsa-5039 Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-502 Deserialization of Untrusted Data cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-74 Improper Neutralization of Special Elements in Output Used by a Downstream Component ('Injection') GitHub, Inc.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2022-21663
NVD Published Date:
01/06/2022
NVD Last Modified:
11/06/2023
Source:
GitHub, Inc.