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
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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 19050
Verified No
WPVDB ID 9172

Timeline

Publicly Published 2018-12-13 (7 months ago)
Added 2018-12-13 (7 months ago)
Last Updated 2019-01-10 (6 months ago)