Matt Mullenweg akismet up to 2.0.1 on WordPress akismet.php Remote Code Execution

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A vulnerability was found in Matt Mullenweg akismet up to 2.0.1 on WordPress (WordPress Plugin). It has been classified as very critical. Affected is an unknown function of the file akismet.php. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a remote code execution vulnerability. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Unspecified vulnerability in akismet.php in Matt Mullenweg Akismet before 2.0.2, a WordPress plugin, has unknown impact and attack vectors.

The weakness was shared 05/14/2007 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2007-2714 since 05/15/2007. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details and a public exploit are known. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 10/15/2017).

The exploit is shared for download at It is declared as proof-of-concept. By approaching the search of inurl:akismet.php it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking.

Upgrading to version 2.0.2 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (34338).






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Class: Remote Code Execution
CWE: Unknown
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Upgrade: akismet 2.0.2


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10/15/2017 +947 days 🔍


Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2007-2714 (🔍)
X-Force: 34338 - Akismet plugin for Wordpress unspecified
SecurityFocus: 23965 - WordPress Akismet Plugin Unspecified Vulnerability
OSVDB: 37290 - Akismet for WordPress akismet.php Unspecified Issue

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Created: 03/13/2015 02:56 PM
Updated: 10/15/2017 11:23 AM
Changes: 03/13/2015 02:56 PM (54), 10/15/2017 11:23 AM (7)
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