WordPress <= 5.0 - Authenticated Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)



Description
According to WordPress:

"Tim Coen discovered that contributors could edit new comments from higher-privileged users, potentially leading to a cross-site scripting vulnerability."

Affects WordPresses

fixed in version 5.0.1
fixed in version 4.9.9
fixed in version 4.9.9
fixed in version 4.9.9
fixed in version 4.9.9
fixed in version 4.9.9
fixed in version 4.9.9
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fixed in version 4.7.12
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fixed in version 4.2.22
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fixed in version 4.1.25
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fixed in version 3.9.26
fixed in version 3.9.26
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fixed in version 3.8.28
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References

CVE 2018-20153
URL https://wordpress.org/news/2018/12/wordpress-5-0-1-security-release/

Classification

Type XSS
OWASP Top 10 A3: Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
CWE CWE-79

Miscellaneous

Original Researcher Tim Coen
Submitter Ryan Dewhurst
Submitter Website https://dewhurstsecurity.com/
Submitter Twitter ethicalhack3r
Views 7220
Verified No
WPVDB ID 9172

Timeline

Publicly Published 2018-12-13 (about 1 month ago)
Added 2018-12-13 (about 1 month ago)
Last Updated 2019-01-10 (12 days ago)

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