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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-4898

Original release date: 01/30/2012
Last revised: 01/31/2012


** DISPUTED ** wp-admin/setup-config.php in the installation component in WordPress 3.3.1 and earlier generates different error messages for requests lacking a dbname parameter depending on whether the MySQL credentials are valid, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct brute-force attacks via a series of requests with different uname and pwd parameters. NOTE: the vendor disputes the significance of this issue; also, it is unclear whether providing intentionally vague error messages during installation would be reasonable from a usability perspective.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20120124 TWSL2012-002: Multiple Vulnerabilities in WordPress
External Source: EXPLOIT-DB
Name: 18417
External Source: MISC
Name: https://www.trustwave.com/spiderlabs/advisories/TWSL2012-002.txt

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.3.1 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.3
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.2.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.1.4
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.1.3
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.1.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.1.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.0.6
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.0.5
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.0.4
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.0.3
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.0.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.0.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:3.0
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.9.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.9.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.9
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.8.6
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.8.5
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.8.4
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.8.3
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.8.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.8.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.8
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.7.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.7
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.6.5
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.6.3
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.6.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.6.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.6
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.5.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.5
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.3.3
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.3.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.3.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.3
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.2.3
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.2.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.2.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.1.3
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.1.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.1.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.0.11
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.0.10
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.0.9
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.0.8
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.0.7
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.0.6
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.0.5
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.0.4
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.0.3
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.0.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.0.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:2.0
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.5.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.5.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.5
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.2.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.2.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.0.2
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.0.1
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:1.0
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:0.72
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:0.711
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:0.71
* cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress:0.7

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)