In wp-includes/formatting.php in WordPress 3.7 to 5.3.0, the function wp_targeted_link_rel() can be used in a particular way to result in a stored cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability. This has been patched in WordPress 5.3.1, along with all the previous WordPress versions from 3.7 to 5.3 via a minor release.
Published 2019-12-27 08:15:10
Updated 2023-01-19 03:13:06
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Cross site scripting (XSS)

Threat overview for CVE-2019-20042

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2019-20042
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 80
IPs affected by CVE-2019-20042 12
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2019-20042

0.19%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 55 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2019-20042

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.3
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
8.6
2.9
NIST
6.1
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N
2.8
2.7
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2019-20042

References for CVE-2019-20042

Products affected by CVE-2019-20042

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