Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1452-1 wordpress -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
30 Jul 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 902876.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-5836, CVE-2018-12895.
More information:

Two vulnerabilities were discovered in wordpress, a web blogging tool. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following issues.

  • CVE-2016-5836

    The oEmbed protocol implementation in WordPress before 4.5.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via unspecified vectors.

  • CVE-2018-12895

    A vulnerability was discovered in Wordpress, a web blogging tool. It allowed remote attackers with specific roles to execute arbitrary code.

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 4.1+dfsg-1+deb8u18.

We recommend that you upgrade your wordpress packages.

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