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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2016-6897

Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in the wp_ajax_update_plugin function in wp-admin/includes/ajax-actions.php in WordPress before 4.6 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of subscribers for /dev/random read operations by leveraging a late call to the check_ajax_referer function, a related issue to CVE-2016-6896.
Publish Date : 2017-01-18 Last Update Date : 2017-09-02
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.3
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) CSRF
CWE ID 352

- Products Affected By CVE-2016-6897

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Wordpress Wordpress 4.5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Wordpress Wordpress 1

- References For CVE-2016-6897

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/08/20/1
MLIST [oss-security] 20160820 Path traversal vulnerability in WordPress Core Ajax handlers
https://wpvulndb.com/vulnerabilities/8606
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/40288/
EXPLOIT-DB 40288
https://github.com/WordPress/WordPress/commit/8c82515ab62b88fb32d01c9778f0204b296f3568 CONFIRM
https://sumofpwn.nl/advisory/2016/path_traversal_vulnerability_in_wordpress_core_ajax_handlers.html
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1036683
SECTRACK 1036683
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/92572
BID 92572 WordPress CVE-2016-6897 Cross Site Request Forgery Vulnerability Release Date:2016-08-20

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2016-6897

WordPress Traversal Directory DoS
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in the wp_ajax_update_plugin function in wp-admin/includes/ajax-actions.php in WordPress before 4.6 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of subscribers for /dev/random read operations by leveraging a late call to the check_ajax_referer function, a related issue to CVE-2016-6896.
Module type : auxiliary Rank : normal


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