Cross-site scripting in WordPress WordPress

Published: 2017-11-29
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2017-17094
CWE ID CWE-79
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software WordPress Subscribe
Vendor WordPress.ORG

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Cross-site scripting

Severity: Low

CVSSv3: 3.9 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2017-17094

CWE-ID: CWE-79 - Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform XSS attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of the attributes of enclosures in RSS and Atom feeds within wp-includes/feed.php script. A remote attacker can bypass implemented filters and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in victims browser in context of the vulnerable website.

Mitigation

Update to version 4.9.1.

Vulnerable software versions

WordPress: 3.7, 3.7.1, 3.7.2, 3.7.3, 3.7.4, 3.7.5, 3.7.6, 3.7.7, 3.7.8, 3.7.9, 3.7.10, 3.7.11, 3.7.12, 3.7.13, 3.7.14, 3.7.15, 3.7.16, 3.7.17, 3.7.18, 3.7.19, 3.7.20, 3.7.21, 3.7.22, 3.7.23, 3.8, 3.8.1, 3.8.2, 3.8.3, 3.8.4, 3.8.5, 3.8.6, 3.8.7, 3.8.8, 3.8.9, 3.8.10, 3.8.11, 3.8.12, 3.8.13, 3.8.14, 3.8.15, 3.8.16, 3.8.17, 3.8.18, 3.8.19, 3.8.20, 3.8.21, 3.8.22, 3.8.23, 3.9, 3.9.0, 3.9.1, 3.9.2, 3.9.3, 3.9.4, 3.9.5, 3.9.6, 3.9.7, 3.9.8, 3.9.9, 3.9.10, 3.9.11, 3.9.12, 3.9.13, 3.9.14, 3.9.15, 3.9.16, 3.9.17, 3.9.18, 3.9.19, 3.9.20, 3.9.21, 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.0.3, 4.0.4, 4.0.5, 4.0.6, 4.0.7, 4.0.8, 4.0.9, 4.0.10, 4.0.11, 4.0.12, 4.0.13, 4.0.14, 4.0.15, 4.0.16, 4.0.17, 4.0.18, 4.0.19, 4.0.20, 4.1, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.3, 4.1.4, 4.1.5, 4.1.6, 4.1.7, 4.1.8, 4.1.9, 4.1.10, 4.1.11, 4.1.12, 4.1.13, 4.1.14, 4.1.15, 4.1.16, 4.1.17, 4.1.18, 4.1.19, 4.1.20, 4.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6, 4.2.7, 4.2.8, 4.2.9, 4.2.10, 4.2.11, 4.2.12, 4.2.13, 4.2.14, 4.2.15, 4.2.16, 4.2.17, 4.3, 4.3.0, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.3.4, 4.3.5, 4.3.6, 4.3.7, 4.3.8, 4.3.9, 4.3.10, 4.3.11, 4.3.12, 4.3.13, 4.4, 4.4.0, 4.4.0, 4.4.1, 4.4.1, 4.4.2, 4.4.2, 4.4.3, 4.4.3, 4.4.4, 4.4.5, 4.4.5, 4.4.6, 4.4.6, 4.4.7, 4.4.7, 4.4.8, 4.4.9, 4.4.10, 4.4.10, 4.4.11, 4.4.11, 4.4.12, 4.4.12, 4.4.13, 4.5, 4.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 4.5.4, 4.5.5, 4.5.6, 4.5.7, 4.5.8, 4.5.9, 4.5.10, 4.5.11, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.6.3, 4.6.4, 4.6.5, 4.6.6, 4.6.7, 4.6.8, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2, 4.7.3, 4.7.4, 4.7.5, 4.7.6, 4.7.7, 4.8, 4.8.1, 4.8.2, 4.8.3, 4.9

CPE External links

https://wordpress.org/news/2017/11/wordpress-4-9-1-security-and-maintenance-release/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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