Vulnerability Name:

CVE-2017-14990

Assigned:2017-10-02
Published:2017-10-02
Updated:2017-11-09
Summary:WordPress 4.8.2 stores cleartext wp_signups.activation_key values (but stores the analogous wp_users.user_activation_key values as hashes), which might make it easier for remote attackers to hijack unactivated user accounts by leveraging database read access (such as access gained through an unspecified SQL injection vulnerability).
CVSS v3 Severity:6.5 Medium (CVSS v3 Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)
6.2 Medium (Temporal CVSS v3 Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:H/RL:O/RC:C)
Exploitability Metrics:Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): Low
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope:Scope (S): Unchanged
Impact Metrics:Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): None
Availibility (A): None
5.4 Medium (CCN CVSS v3 Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N)
5.2 Medium (CCN Temporal CVSS v3 Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:H/RL:O/RC:C)
Exploitability Metrics:Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): Low
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope:Scope (S): Unchanged
Impact Metrics:Confidentiality (C): Low
Integrity (I): Low
Availibility (A): None
CVSS v2 Severity:4.0 Medium (CVSS v2 Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Exploitability Metrics:Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (Au): Single_Instance
Impact Metrics:Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): None
Availibility (A): None
5.5 Medium (CCN CVSS v2 Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N)
Exploitability Metrics:Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Athentication (Au): Single_Instance
Impact Metrics:Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availibility (A): None
Vulnerability Type:CWE-200
References:Source: SECTRACK
Type: UNKNOWN
1039554

Source: MISC
Type: VENDOR_ADVISORY
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/38474

Source: XF
Type: UNKNOWN
wp-cve201714990-sql-injection(132964)

Source: DEBIAN
Type: UNKNOWN
DSA-3997

Vulnerable Configuration:Configuration 1:
  • cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:4.8.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

  • Configuration CCN 1:
  • cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:4.8.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

  • Denotes that component is vulnerable
    Oval Definitions
    Definition IDClassTitleLast Modified
    oval:com.ubuntu.xenial:def:201714990000
    V
    CVE-2017-14990 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (xenial) - low.
    2017-10-02
    oval:com.ubuntu.trusty:def:201714990000
    V
    CVE-2017-14990 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (trusty) - low.
    2017-10-02
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