CVE-2019-16221 - Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability in Wordpress

047910
CVSS 4.3 - MEDIUM
Attack vector
NETWORK
Attack complexity
MEDIUM
Privileges required
NONE
Confidentiality impact
NONE
Integrity impact
PARTIAL
Availability impact
NONE
network
wordpress
CWE-79
nessus

Summary

WordPress before 5.2.3 allows reflected XSS in the dashboard.

Vulnerable Configurations

Common Attack Pattern Enumeration and Classification (CAPEC)

  • Cross Site Scripting through Log Files
    An attacker may leverage a system weakness where logs are susceptible to log injection to insert scripts into the system's logs. If these logs are later viewed by an administrator through a thin administrative interface and the log data is not properly HTML encoded before being written to the page, the attackers' scripts stored in the log will be executed in the administrative interface with potentially serious consequences. This attack pattern is really a combination of two other attack patterns: log injection and stored cross site scripting.
  • Embedding Scripts in Non-Script Elements
    This attack is a form of Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) where malicious scripts are embedded in elements that are not expected to host scripts such as image tags (<img>), comments in XML documents (< !-CDATA->), etc. These tags may not be subject to the same input validation, output validation, and other content filtering and checking routines, so this can create an opportunity for an attacker to tunnel through the application's elements and launch a XSS attack through other elements. As with all remote attacks, it is important to differentiate the ability to launch an attack (such as probing an internal network for unpatched servers) and the ability of the remote attacker to collect and interpret the output of said attack.
  • Embedding Scripts within Scripts
    An attack of this type exploits a programs' vulnerabilities that are brought on by allowing remote hosts to execute scripts. The attacker leverages this capability to execute scripts to execute his/her own script by embedding it within other scripts that the target software is likely to execute. The attacker must have the ability to inject script into script that is likely to be executed. If this is done, then the attacker can potentially launch a variety of probes and attacks against the web server's local environment, in many cases the so-called DMZ, back end resources the web server can communicate with, and other hosts. With the proliferation of intermediaries, such as Web App Firewalls, network devices, and even printers having JVMs and Web servers, there are many locales where an attacker can inject malicious scripts. Since this attack pattern defines scripts within scripts, there are likely privileges to execute said attack on the host. Of course, these attacks are not solely limited to the server side, client side scripts like Ajax and client side JavaScript can contain malicious scripts as well. In general all that is required is for there to be sufficient privileges to execute a script, but not protected against writing.
  • Cross-Site Scripting in Error Pages
    An attacker distributes a link (or possibly some other query structure) with a request to a third party web server that is malformed and also contains a block of exploit code in order to have the exploit become live code in the resulting error page. When the third party web server receives the crafted request and notes the error it then creates an error message that echoes the malformed message, including the exploit. Doing this converts the exploit portion of the message into to valid language elements that are executed by the viewing browser. When a victim executes the query provided by the attacker the infected error message error message is returned including the exploit code which then runs in the victim's browser. XSS can result in execution of code as well as data leakage (e.g. session cookies can be sent to the attacker). This type of attack is especially dangerous since the exploit appears to come from the third party web server, who the victim may trust and hence be more vulnerable to deception.
  • Cross-Site Scripting Using Alternate Syntax
    The attacker uses alternate forms of keywords or commands that result in the same action as the primary form but which may not be caught by filters. For example, many keywords are processed in a case insensitive manner. If the site's web filtering algorithm does not convert all tags into a consistent case before the comparison with forbidden keywords it is possible to bypass filters (e.g., incomplete black lists) by using an alternate case structure. For example, the "script" tag using the alternate forms of "Script" or "ScRiPt" may bypass filters where "script" is the only form tested. Other variants using different syntax representations are also possible as well as using pollution meta-characters or entities that are eventually ignored by the rendering engine. The attack can result in the execution of otherwise prohibited functionality.

Nessus

  • NASL familyDebian Local Security Checks
    NASL idDEBIAN_DSA-4677.NASL
    descriptionSeveral vulnerabilities were discovered in Wordpress, a web blogging tool. They allowed remote attackers to perform various Cross-Side Scripting (XSS) and Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks, create files on the server, disclose private information, create open redirects, poison cache, and bypass authorization access and input sanitation.
    last seen2020-05-12
    modified2020-05-07
    plugin id136373
    published2020-05-07
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2020 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/136373
    titleDebian DSA-4677-1 : wordpress - security update
    code
    #
    # (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
    #
    # The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
    # extracted from Debian Security Advisory DSA-4677. The text 
    # itself is copyright (C) Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
    #
    
    include("compat.inc");
    
    if (description)
    {
      script_id(136373);
      script_version("1.4");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2020/06/19");
    
      script_cve_id("CVE-2019-16217", "CVE-2019-16218", "CVE-2019-16219", "CVE-2019-16220", "CVE-2019-16221", "CVE-2019-16222", "CVE-2019-16223", "CVE-2019-16780", "CVE-2019-16781", "CVE-2019-17669", "CVE-2019-17671", "CVE-2019-17672", "CVE-2019-17673", "CVE-2019-17674", "CVE-2019-17675", "CVE-2019-20041", "CVE-2019-20042", "CVE-2019-20043", "CVE-2019-9787", "CVE-2020-11025", "CVE-2020-11026", "CVE-2020-11027", "CVE-2020-11028", "CVE-2020-11029", "CVE-2020-11030");
      script_xref(name:"DSA", value:"4677");
      script_xref(name:"IAVA", value:"2020-A-0191-S");
    
      script_name(english:"Debian DSA-4677-1 : wordpress - security update");
      script_summary(english:"Checks dpkg output for the updated package");
    
      script_set_attribute(
        attribute:"synopsis", 
        value:"The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update."
      );
      script_set_attribute(
        attribute:"description", 
        value:
    "Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Wordpress, a web blogging
    tool. They allowed remote attackers to perform various Cross-Side
    Scripting (XSS) and Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks, create
    files on the server, disclose private information, create open
    redirects, poison cache, and bypass authorization access and input
    sanitation."
      );
      script_set_attribute(
        attribute:"see_also",
        value:"https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=924546"
      );
      script_set_attribute(
        attribute:"see_also",
        value:"https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=939543"
      );
      script_set_attribute(
        attribute:"see_also",
        value:"https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=942459"
      );
      script_set_attribute(
        attribute:"see_also",
        value:"https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=946905"
      );
      script_set_attribute(
        attribute:"see_also",
        value:"https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=959391"
      );
      script_set_attribute(
        attribute:"see_also",
        value:"https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/wordpress"
      );
      script_set_attribute(
        attribute:"see_also",
        value:"https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/wordpress"
      );
      script_set_attribute(
        attribute:"see_also",
        value:"https://packages.debian.org/source/buster/wordpress"
      );
      script_set_attribute(
        attribute:"see_also",
        value:"https://www.debian.org/security/2020/dsa-4677"
      );
      script_set_attribute(
        attribute:"solution", 
        value:
    "Upgrade the wordpress packages.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (stretch), these problems have been
    fixed in version 4.7.5+dfsg-2+deb9u6.
    
    For the stable distribution (buster), these problems have been fixed
    in version 5.0.4+dfsg1-1+deb10u2."
      );
      script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
      script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C");
      script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H");
      script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");
    
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wordpress");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:10.0");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0");
    
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2019/03/14");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2020/05/06");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2020/05/07");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"stig_severity", value:"II");
      script_end_attributes();
    
      script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
      script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2020 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
      script_family(english:"Debian Local Security Checks");
    
      script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
      script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/Debian/release", "Host/Debian/dpkg-l");
    
      exit(0);
    }
    
    
    include("audit.inc");
    include("debian_package.inc");
    
    
    if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
    if (!get_kb_item("Host/Debian/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Debian");
    if (!get_kb_item("Host/Debian/dpkg-l")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);
    
    
    flag = 0;
    if (deb_check(release:"10.0", prefix:"wordpress", reference:"5.0.4+dfsg1-1+deb10u2")) flag++;
    if (deb_check(release:"10.0", prefix:"wordpress-l10n", reference:"5.0.4+dfsg1-1+deb10u2")) flag++;
    if (deb_check(release:"10.0", prefix:"wordpress-theme-twentynineteen", reference:"5.0.4+dfsg1-1+deb10u2")) flag++;
    if (deb_check(release:"10.0", prefix:"wordpress-theme-twentyseventeen", reference:"5.0.4+dfsg1-1+deb10u2")) flag++;
    if (deb_check(release:"10.0", prefix:"wordpress-theme-twentysixteen", reference:"5.0.4+dfsg1-1+deb10u2")) flag++;
    if (deb_check(release:"9.0", prefix:"wordpress", reference:"4.7.5+dfsg-2+deb9u6")) flag++;
    if (deb_check(release:"9.0", prefix:"wordpress-l10n", reference:"4.7.5+dfsg-2+deb9u6")) flag++;
    if (deb_check(release:"9.0", prefix:"wordpress-theme-twentyfifteen", reference:"4.7.5+dfsg-2+deb9u6")) flag++;
    if (deb_check(release:"9.0", prefix:"wordpress-theme-twentyseventeen", reference:"4.7.5+dfsg-2+deb9u6")) flag++;
    if (deb_check(release:"9.0", prefix:"wordpress-theme-twentysixteen", reference:"4.7.5+dfsg-2+deb9u6")) flag++;
    
    if (flag)
    {
      if (report_verbosity > 0) security_hole(port:0, extra:deb_report_get());
      else security_hole(0);
      exit(0);
    }
    else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");
    
  • NASL familyDebian Local Security Checks
    NASL idDEBIAN_DSA-4599.NASL
    descriptionSeveral vulnerabilities were discovered in Wordpress, a web blogging tool. They allowed remote attackers to perform various Cross-Side Scripting (XSS) and Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks, create open redirects, poison cache, and bypass authorization access and input sanitation.
    last seen2020-06-01
    modified2020-06-02
    plugin id132736
    published2020-01-09
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2020 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/132736
    titleDebian DSA-4599-1 : wordpress - security update
    code
    #
    # (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
    #
    # The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
    # extracted from Debian Security Advisory DSA-4599. The text 
    # itself is copyright (C) Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
    #
    
    include("compat.inc");
    
    if (description)
    {
      script_id(132736);
      script_version("1.2");
      script_cvs_date("Date: 2020/01/13");
    
      script_cve_id("CVE-2019-16217", "CVE-2019-16218", "CVE-2019-16219", "CVE-2019-16220", "CVE-2019-16221", "CVE-2019-16222", "CVE-2019-16223", "CVE-2019-16780", "CVE-2019-16781", "CVE-2019-17669", "CVE-2019-17671", "CVE-2019-17672", "CVE-2019-17673", "CVE-2019-17674", "CVE-2019-17675", "CVE-2019-20041", "CVE-2019-20042", "CVE-2019-20043");
      script_xref(name:"DSA", value:"4599");
    
      script_name(english:"Debian DSA-4599-1 : wordpress - security update");
      script_summary(english:"Checks dpkg output for the updated package");
    
      script_set_attribute(
        attribute:"synopsis", 
        value:"The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update."
      );
      script_set_attribute(
        attribute:"description", 
        value:
    "Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Wordpress, a web blogging
    tool. They allowed remote attackers to perform various Cross-Side
    Scripting (XSS) and Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks, create
    open redirects, poison cache, and bypass authorization access and
    input sanitation."
      );
      script_set_attribute(
        attribute:"see_also",
        value:"https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=939543"
      );
      script_set_attribute(
        attribute:"see_also",
        value:"https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=942459"
      );
      script_set_attribute(
        attribute:"see_also",
        value:"https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=946905"
      );
      script_set_attribute(
        attribute:"see_also",
        value:"https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/wordpress"
      );
      script_set_attribute(
        attribute:"see_also",
        value:"https://packages.debian.org/source/buster/wordpress"
      );
      script_set_attribute(
        attribute:"see_also",
        value:"https://www.debian.org/security/2020/dsa-4599"
      );
      script_set_attribute(
        attribute:"solution", 
        value:
    "Upgrade the wordpress packages.
    
    For the stable distribution (buster), these problems have been fixed
    in version 5.0.4+dfsg1-1+deb10u1."
      );
      script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
      script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C");
      script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H");
      script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");
    
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wordpress");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:10.0");
    
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2019/09/11");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2020/01/08");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2020/01/09");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
      script_end_attributes();
    
      script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
      script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2020 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
      script_family(english:"Debian Local Security Checks");
    
      script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
      script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/Debian/release", "Host/Debian/dpkg-l");
    
      exit(0);
    }
    
    
    include("audit.inc");
    include("debian_package.inc");
    
    
    if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
    if (!get_kb_item("Host/Debian/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Debian");
    if (!get_kb_item("Host/Debian/dpkg-l")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);
    
    
    flag = 0;
    if (deb_check(release:"10.0", prefix:"wordpress", reference:"5.0.4+dfsg1-1+deb10u1")) flag++;
    if (deb_check(release:"10.0", prefix:"wordpress-l10n", reference:"5.0.4+dfsg1-1+deb10u1")) flag++;
    if (deb_check(release:"10.0", prefix:"wordpress-theme-twentynineteen", reference:"5.0.4+dfsg1-1+deb10u1")) flag++;
    if (deb_check(release:"10.0", prefix:"wordpress-theme-twentyseventeen", reference:"5.0.4+dfsg1-1+deb10u1")) flag++;
    if (deb_check(release:"10.0", prefix:"wordpress-theme-twentysixteen", reference:"5.0.4+dfsg1-1+deb10u1")) flag++;
    
    if (flag)
    {
      if (report_verbosity > 0) security_hole(port:0, extra:deb_report_get());
      else security_hole(0);
      exit(0);
    }
    else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");
    
  • NASL familyCGI abuses
    NASL idWORDPRESS_5_2_3.NASL
    descriptionAccording to its self-reported version number, the WordPress application running on the remote web server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities: - An open redirect vulnerability exists in WordPress due to improper sanitization of user-supplied input to HTTP request parameters. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to click a specially crafted link, to redirect a user to a malicious website. (CVE-2019-16220) - Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities exist in WordPress due to improper validation of user-supplied input before returning it to users. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to click a specially crafted URL, to execute arbitrary script code in a user
    last seen2020-06-01
    modified2020-06-02
    plugin id128554
    published2019-09-09
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/128554
    titleWordPress <= 3.6.1 / 3.7.x < 3.7.30 / 3.8.x < 3.8.30 / 3.9.x < 3.9.28 / 4.0.x < 4.0.27 / 4.1.x < 4.1.27 / 4.2.x < 4.2.24 / 4.3.x < 4.3.20 / 4.4.x < 4.4.19 / 4.5.x < 4.5.18 / 4.6.x < 4.6.15 / 4.7.x < 4.7.14 / 4.8.x < 4.8.10 / 4.9.x < 4.9.11 / 5.0.x < 5.0.6 / 5.1.x < 5.1.2 / 5.2.x < 5.2.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities
    code
    #
    # (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
    #
    
    # The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
    # extracted from WordPress Security Advisory wordpress-5-2-3-security-and-maintenance-release.
    
    include('compat.inc');
    
    if (description)
    {
      script_id(128554);
      script_version("1.6");
      script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/10/31 15:18:51");
    
      script_cve_id(
        "CVE-2019-16217",
        "CVE-2019-16218",
        "CVE-2019-16219",
        "CVE-2019-16220",
        "CVE-2019-16221",
        "CVE-2019-16222",
        "CVE-2019-16223"
      );
    
      script_name(english:"WordPress <= 3.6.1 / 3.7.x < 3.7.30 / 3.8.x < 3.8.30 / 3.9.x < 3.9.28 / 4.0.x < 4.0.27 / 4.1.x < 4.1.27 / 4.2.x < 4.2.24 / 4.3.x < 4.3.20 / 4.4.x < 4.4.19 / 4.5.x < 4.5.18 / 4.6.x < 4.6.15 / 4.7.x < 4.7.14 / 4.8.x < 4.8.10 / 4.9.x < 4.9.11 / 5.0.x < 5.0.6 / 5.1.x < 5.1.2 / 5.2.x < 5.2.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities");
      script_summary(english:"Checks the version of WordPress.");
    
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
    "Checks the version of WordPress.");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
    "According to its self-reported version number, the WordPress application running on the remote web server is affected
    by multiple vulnerabilities:
      - An open redirect vulnerability exists in WordPress due to improper sanitization of user-supplied input to HTTP 
      request parameters. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to click a specially 
      crafted link, to redirect a user to a malicious website. (CVE-2019-16220)
    
      - Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities exist in WordPress due to improper validation of user-supplied 
      input before returning it to users. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to 
      click a specially crafted URL, to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session. 
      (CVE-2019-16217, CVE-2019-16218, CVE-2019-16219, CVE-2019-16221, CVE-2019-16222, CVE-2019-16223)
    
    Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version
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      script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Versions");
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      script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-3-8-30/");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-3-9-28/");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-4-0-27/");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-4-1-27/");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-4-2-24/");
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      script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-4-4-19/");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-4-5-18/");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-4-6-15/");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-4-7-14/");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-4-8-10/");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-4-9-11/");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-5-0-6/");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-5-1-2/");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-5-2-3/");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:
    "Upgrade to WordPress version 3.7.30 / 3.8.30 / 3.9.28 / 4.0.27 /
    4.1.27 / 4.2.24 / 4.3.20 / 4.4.19 / 4.5.18 / 4.6.15 / 4.7.14 / 4.8.10 / 4.9.11 / 5.0.6 / 5.1.2 / 5.2.3 or later.");
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      script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
      script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N");
      script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"cvss_score_source", value:"CVE-2019-16220");
    
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
    
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2019/09/04");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2019/09/04");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2019/09/09");
    
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"potential_vulnerability", value:"true");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"remote");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress");
      script_end_attributes();
    
      script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
      script_family(english:"CGI abuses");
    
      script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
    
      script_dependencies("wordpress_detect.nasl");
      script_require_keys("www/PHP", "installed_sw/WordPress", "Settings/ParanoidReport");
      script_require_ports("Services/www", 80, 443);
    
      exit(0);
    }
    
    include('vcf.inc');
    include('http.inc');
    
    app = 'WordPress';
    get_install_count(app_name:app, exit_if_zero:TRUE);
    
    if (report_paranoia < 2) audit(AUDIT_PARANOID);
    
    port = get_http_port(default:80, php:TRUE);
    
    app_info = vcf::get_app_info(app:'WordPress', port:port, webapp:TRUE);
    
    # Wordpress backports Security fixes: 
    # https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Versions
    constraints = [
      {'fixed_version':'3.7.30', 'fixed_display':'3.7.30 / 5.2.3 or later'},
      {'min_version':'3.8', 'fixed_version':'3.8.30', 'fixed_display':'3.8.30 / 5.2.3 or later' },
      {'min_version':'3.9', 'fixed_version':'3.9.28', 'fixed_display':'3.9.28 / 5.2.3 or later' },
      {'min_version':'4.0', 'fixed_version':'4.0.27', 'fixed_display':'4.0.27 / 5.2.3 or later' },
      {'min_version':'4.1', 'fixed_version':'4.1.27', 'fixed_display':'4.1.27 / 5.2.3 or later' },
      {'min_version':'4.2', 'fixed_version':'4.2.24', 'fixed_display':'4.2.24 / 5.2.3 or later' },
      {'min_version':'4.3', 'fixed_version':'4.3.20', 'fixed_display':'4.3.20 / 5.2.3 or later' },
      {'min_version':'4.4', 'fixed_version':'4.4.19', 'fixed_display':'4.4.19 / 5.2.3 or later' },
      {'min_version':'4.5', 'fixed_version':'4.5.18', 'fixed_display':'4.5.18 / 5.2.3 or later' },
      {'min_version':'4.6', 'fixed_version':'4.6.15', 'fixed_display':'4.6.15 / 5.2.3 or later' },
      {'min_version':'4.7', 'fixed_version':'4.7.14', 'fixed_display':'4.7.14 / 5.2.3 or later' },
      {'min_version':'4.8', 'fixed_version':'4.8.10', 'fixed_display':'4.8.10 / 5.2.3 or later' },
      {'min_version':'4.9', 'fixed_version':'4.9.11', 'fixed_display':'4.9.11 / 5.2.3 or later' },
      {'min_version':'5.0', 'fixed_version':'5.0.6', 'fixed_display':'5.0.6 / 5.2.3 or later' },
      {'min_version':'5.1', 'fixed_version':'5.1.2', 'fixed_display':'5.1.2 / 5.2.3 or later' },
      {'min_version':'5.2', 'fixed_version':'5.2.3'}
    ];
    
    vcf::check_version_and_report(
      app_info:app_info,
      constraints:constraints,
      severity:SECURITY_WARNING,
      flags:{xss:TRUE}
    );
    
  • NASL familyDebian Local Security Checks
    NASL idDEBIAN_DLA-1960.NASL
    descriptionSeveral cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities were discovered in Wordpress, a popular content management framework. An attacker can use these flaws to send malicious scripts to an unsuspecting user. For Debian 8
    last seen2020-06-01
    modified2020-06-02
    plugin id130029
    published2019-10-18
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/130029
    titleDebian DLA-1960-1 : wordpress security update
    code
    #
    # (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
    #
    # The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
    # extracted from Debian Security Advisory DLA-1960-1. The text
    # itself is copyright (C) Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
    #
    
    include("compat.inc");
    
    if (description)
    {
      script_id(130029);
      script_version("1.3");
      script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/12/19");
    
      script_cve_id("CVE-2019-16217", "CVE-2019-16218", "CVE-2019-16219", "CVE-2019-16220", "CVE-2019-16221", "CVE-2019-16222", "CVE-2019-16223");
    
      script_name(english:"Debian DLA-1960-1 : wordpress security update");
      script_summary(english:"Checks dpkg output for the updated packages.");
    
      script_set_attribute(
        attribute:"synopsis", 
        value:"The remote Debian host is missing a security update."
      );
      script_set_attribute(
        attribute:"description", 
        value:
    "Several cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities were discovered in
    Wordpress, a popular content management framework. An attacker can use
    these flaws to send malicious scripts to an unsuspecting user.
    
    For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version
    4.1.27+dfsg-0+deb8u1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your wordpress packages.
    
    NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description
    block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted
    to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without
    introducing additional issues."
      );
      script_set_attribute(
        attribute:"see_also",
        value:"https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/10/msg00023.html"
      );
      script_set_attribute(
        attribute:"see_also",
        value:"https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/wordpress"
      );
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Upgrade the affected packages.");
      script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N");
      script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
      script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N");
      script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
    
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wordpress");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wordpress-l10n");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wordpress-theme-twentyfifteen");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wordpress-theme-twentyfourteen");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wordpress-theme-twentythirteen");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0");
    
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2019/09/11");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2019/10/17");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2019/10/18");
      script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
      script_end_attributes();
    
      script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
      script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
      script_family(english:"Debian Local Security Checks");
    
      script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
      script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/Debian/release", "Host/Debian/dpkg-l");
    
      exit(0);
    }
    
    
    include("audit.inc");
    include("debian_package.inc");
    
    
    if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
    if (!get_kb_item("Host/Debian/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Debian");
    if (!get_kb_item("Host/Debian/dpkg-l")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);
    
    
    flag = 0;
    if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"wordpress", reference:"4.1.27+dfsg-0+deb8u1")) flag++;
    if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"wordpress-l10n", reference:"4.1.27+dfsg-0+deb8u1")) flag++;
    if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"wordpress-theme-twentyfifteen", reference:"4.1.27+dfsg-0+deb8u1")) flag++;
    if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"wordpress-theme-twentyfourteen", reference:"4.1.27+dfsg-0+deb8u1")) flag++;
    if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"wordpress-theme-twentythirteen", reference:"4.1.27+dfsg-0+deb8u1")) flag++;
    
    if (flag)
    {
      if (report_verbosity > 0) security_warning(port:0, extra:deb_report_get());
      else security_warning(0);
      exit(0);
    }
    else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");