WordPress <= 5.0 - User Activation Screen Search Engine Indexing



Description
According to WordPress:

"Team Yoast discovered that the user activation screen could be indexed by search engines in some uncommon configurations, leading to exposure of email addresses, and in some rare cases, default generated passwords."

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
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fixed in version 4.7.12
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fixed in version 4.1.25
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fixed in version 3.9.26
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fixed in version 3.8.28
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References

CVE 2018-20151
URL https://wordpress.org/news/2018/12/wordpress-5-0-1-security-release/

Classification

Type UNKNOWN

Miscellaneous

Original Researcher Team Yoast
Submitter Ryan Dewhurst
Submitter Website https://dewhurstsecurity.com/
Submitter Twitter ethicalhack3r
Views 15020
Verified No
WPVDB ID 9174

Timeline

Publicly Published 2018-12-13 (5 months ago)
Added 2018-12-13 (5 months ago)
Last Updated 2019-01-17 (4 months ago)

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