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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2013-2173

Original release date: 06/21/2013
Last revised: 08/22/2013
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

wp-includes/class-phpass.php in WordPress 3.5.1, when a password-protected post exists, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a crafted value of a certain wp-postpass cookie.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20130613 Re: WordPress 3.5.1, Denial of Service
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20130612 Re: CVE request: WordPress 3.5.1 denial of service vulnerability
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wordpress.org/news/2013/06/wordpress-3-5-2/
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2718
External Source: MISC
Name: https://vndh.net/note:wordpress-351-denial-service
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_3.5.2
External Source: MISC
Name: https://github.com/wpscanteam/wpscan/issues/219

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