WordPress up to 2.3.2 cross site scripting

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A vulnerability was found in WordPress up to 2.3.2 (Content Management System). It has been rated as problematic. This issue affects some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-79. The software does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes user-controllable input before it is placed in output that is used as a web page that is served to other users. Impacted is integrity. The summary by CVE is:

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in wp-admin/plugins.php in WordPress before 3.0.2 might allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a plugin s author field, which is not properly handled during a Delete Plugin action.

The weakness was released 01/20/2014 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at core.trac.wordpress.org. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2010-5295 since 01/20/2014. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1059.007 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 51860 (WordPress < 3.0.2 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 r.

Upgrading to version 2.3.3 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 vulnerability database at Tenable (51860). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 55644, 66132, 66130 and 66129.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.1

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059.007

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 51860
Nessus Name: WordPress < 3.0.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: WordPress 2.3.3


11/30/2010 🔍
02/03/2011 +65 days 🔍
01/20/2014 +1082 days 🔍
01/20/2014 +0 days 🔍
01/20/2014 +0 days 🔍
03/24/2015 +428 days 🔍
01/31/2022 +2505 days 🔍


Product: wordpress.com

Advisory: 16373
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2010-5295 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 45131
Secunia: 42431

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Created: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM
Updated: 01/31/2022 01:55 PM
Changes: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM (56), 03/06/2019 01:53 PM (2), 01/31/2022 01:49 PM (3), 01/31/2022 01:55 PM (1)
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