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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2017-8295

WordPress through 4.7.4 relies on the Host HTTP header for a password-reset e-mail message, which makes it easier for remote attackers to reset arbitrary passwords by making a crafted wp-login.php?action=lostpassword request and then arranging for this message to bounce or be resent, leading to transmission of the reset key to a mailbox on an attacker-controlled SMTP server. This is related to problematic use of the SERVER_NAME variable in wp-includes/pluggable.php in conjunction with the PHP mail function. Exploitation is not achievable in all cases because it requires at least one of the following: (1) the attacker can prevent the victim from receiving any e-mail messages for an extended period of time (such as 5 days), (2) the victim's e-mail system sends an autoresponse containing the original message, or (3) the victim manually composes a reply containing the original message.
Publish Date : 2017-05-04 Last Update Date : 2017-07-17
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.3
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
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)
CWE ID 640

- Products Affected By CVE-2017-8295

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Wordpress Wordpress 4.7.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Wordpress Wordpress 1

- References For CVE-2017-8295

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1038403
SECTRACK 1038403
https://exploitbox.io/vuln/WordPress-Exploit-4-7-Unauth-Password-Reset-0day-CVE-2017-8295.html
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/41963/
EXPLOIT-DB 41963
https://wpvulndb.com/vulnerabilities/8807
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/98295
BID 98295 WordPress Password Reset CVE-2017-8295 Security Bypass Vulnerability Release Date:2017-06-01

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2017-8295

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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