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Wordpress: CVE-2012-1936: Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

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Wordpress: CVE-2012-1936: Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
05/03/2012
Created
11/16/2019
Added
11/12/2019
Modified
11/12/2019

Description

** DISPUTED ** The wp_create_nonce function in wp-includes/pluggable.php in WordPress 3.3.1 and earlier associates a nonce with a user account instead of a user session, which might make it easier for remote attackers to conduct cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks on specific actions and objects by sniffing the network, as demonstrated by attacks against the wp-admin/admin-ajax.php and wp-admin/user-new.php scripts. NOTE: the vendor reportedly disputes the significance of this issue because wp_create_nonce operates as intended, even if it is arguably inconsistent with certain CSRF protection details advocated by external organizations.

Solution(s)

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