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Bug 1369119 (CVE-2016-6896, CVE-2016-6897) - CVE-2016-6896 CVE-2016-6897 wordpress: Multiple vulnerabilities fixed in wordpress 4.6
Summary: CVE-2016-6896 CVE-2016-6897 wordpress: Multiple vulnerabilities fixed in word...
Alias: CVE-2016-6896, CVE-2016-6897
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1369120 1369121
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Reported: 2016-08-22 13:58 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2021-02-17 03:26 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: wordpress 4.6
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Last Closed: 2017-05-09 12:01:20 UTC

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Description Andrej Nemec 2016-08-22 13:58:50 UTC
A path traversal vulnerability was found in the Core Ajax handlers of
the WordPress Admin API. This issue can (potentially) be used by an
authenticated user (Subscriber) to create a denial of service condition
of an affected WordPress site.

It is also possible to trigger this issue via Cross-Site Request Forgery
as the nonce check is done too late in this case.


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Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2016-08-22 13:59:23 UTC
Created wordpress tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1369120]
Affects: epel-all [bug 1369121]

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2016-09-08 21:14:35 UTC
wordpress-4.6-2.fc25 has been pushed to the Fedora 25 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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