Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1151-2 wordpress -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
12 Nov 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 881088.
More information:

The fix for CVE-2017-14990 issued as DLA-1151-1 was incomplete and caused a regression. It was discovered that an additional database upgrade and further code changes would be necessary. At the moment these changes are deemed as too intrusive and thus the initial patch for CVE-2017-14990 has been removed again. For reference, the original advisory text follows.

WordPress 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).

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 3.6.1+dfsg-1~deb7u19.

We recommend that you upgrade your wordpress packages.

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