WordPress 2.9.2/3.0.4 Error Message information disclosure

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in WordPress 2.9.2/3.0.4 (Content Management System). This affects an unknown part of the component Error Message Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-200. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality.

The weakness was shared 09/23/2011 (oss-sec). It is possible to read the advisory at openwall.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2011-3818 since 09/23/2011. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 06/21/2018).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 51939 (WordPress < 3.0.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses and running in the context remote.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 46249), X-Force (70357), Vulnerability Center (SBV-55696) and Tenable (51939). The entries 56829, 56828, 58727 and 58726 are related to this item.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.1

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.1
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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 51939
Nessus Name: WordPress < 3.0.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 900937
OpenVAS Name: WordPress .php Files Information Disclosure Vulnerability
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: openwall.com


02/07/2011 🔍
02/10/2011 +3 days 🔍
06/27/2011 +137 days 🔍
09/23/2011 +88 days 🔍
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03/23/2015 +1277 days 🔍
01/14/2016 +297 days 🔍
06/27/2017 +530 days 🔍
06/21/2018 +359 days 🔍


Product: https://wordpress.com/

Advisory: openwall.com
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2011-3818 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 46249
X-Force: 70357
Vulnerability Center: 55696 - WordPress 2.9.2 and 3.0.4 Remote Information Disclosure via a Direct Request to a .php File, Medium

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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 06/21/2018 09:01 AM
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