WordPress up to 3.9.2 cross site scripting

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A vulnerability was found in WordPress up to 3.9.2 (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-80. The product receives input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special characters such as "<", ">", and "&" that could be interpreted as web-scripting elements when they are sent to a downstream component that processes web pages. Impacted is integrity.

The weakness was presented 11/20/2014 by Robert Chapin with WordPress Security Team as WordPress 4.0.1 Security Release as confirmed release notes (Website). The advisory is shared at wordpress.org. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2014-9032. 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. Technical details are unknown but an exploit is available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1059.007 for this issue.

It is declared as highly functional. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 13075 (WordPress Versions Prior to 3.9.3 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities).

Upgrading to version 4.0.1 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (98891). See 68270, 68272, 68274 and 68275 for similar entries.






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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-80 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059.007

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Status: Highly functional

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Upgrade: WordPress 4.0.1


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Product: wordpress.com

Advisory: WordPress 4.0.1 Security Release
Researcher: Robert Chapin
Organization: WordPress Security Team
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-9032 (🔍)
X-Force: 98891 - WordPress multiple unspecified cross-site scripting, Medium Risk
SecurityTracker: 1031243 - WordPress Bugs Let Remote Users Conduct Cross-Site Scripting, Cross-Site Request Forgery, and Denial of Service Attacks
SecurityFocus: 71236 - WordPress Multiple Unspecified Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
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Created: 11/24/2014 10:54 AM
Updated: 02/27/2022 09:01 AM
Changes: 11/24/2014 10:54 AM (58), 07/06/2017 08:15 AM (2), 02/27/2022 09:01 AM (11)
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