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Wordpress: CVE-2017-6514: Information Exposure Vulnerability

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Wordpress: CVE-2017-6514: Information Exposure Vulnerability

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
05/22/2019
Created
03/13/2021
Added
03/12/2021
Modified
03/12/2021

Description

WordPress 4.7.2 mishandles listings of post authors, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information (Path Disclosure) via a /wp-json/oembed/1.0/embed?url= request, related to the "author_name":" substring.

Solution(s)

  • misc-no-solution-exists

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