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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2019-8942

WordPress before 4.9.9 and 5.x before 5.0.1 allows remote code execution because an _wp_attached_file Post Meta entry can be changed to an arbitrary string, such as one ending with a .jpg?file.php substring. An attacker with author privileges can execute arbitrary code by uploading a crafted image containing PHP code in the Exif metadata. Exploitation can leverage CVE-2019-8943.
Publish Date : 2019-02-20 Last Update Date : 2021-07-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
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 Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication ???
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code

- Products Affected By CVE-2019-8942

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Debian Debian Linux 9.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Wordpress Wordpress * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Wordpress Wordpress 5.0 Beta1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Wordpress Wordpress 5.0 Beta2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Wordpress Wordpress 5.0 - * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Wordpress Wordpress 5.0 Beta3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Wordpress Wordpress 5.0 RC1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Wordpress Wordpress 5.0 Beta4 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Wordpress Wordpress 5.0 RC3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Wordpress Wordpress 5.0 Beta5 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Wordpress Wordpress 5.0 RC2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Debian Debian Linux 1
Wordpress Wordpress 10

- References For CVE-2019-8942
MLIST [debian-lts-announce] 20190331 [SECURITY] [DLA 1742-1] wordpress security update
BID 107088 WordPress CVE-2019-8942 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2019-02-19

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2019-8942

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