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Wordpress: CVE-2019-16780: Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')

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Wordpress: CVE-2019-16780: Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
12/26/2019
Created
01/07/2020
Added
01/06/2020
Modified
05/08/2020

Description

WordPress users with lower privileges (like contributors) can inject JavaScript code in the block editor using a specific payload, which is executed within the dashboard. This can lead to XSS if an admin opens the post in the editor. Execution of this attack does require an authenticated user. This has been patched in WordPress 5.3.1, along with all the previous WordPress versions from 3.7 to 5.3 via a minor release. Automatic updates are enabled by default for minor releases and we strongly recommend that you keep them enabled.

Solution(s)

  • wordpress-upgrade-5_3_1

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