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Wordpress: CVE-2019-20042: Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')

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Wordpress: CVE-2019-20042: Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
12/27/2019
Created
01/07/2020
Added
01/06/2020
Modified
05/08/2020

Description

In wp-includes/formatting.php in WordPress 3.7 to 5.3.0, the function wp_targeted_link_rel() can be used in a particular way to result in a stored cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability. 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.

Solution(s)

  • wordpress-upgrade-5_3_1

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