|Description||WordPress through 4.8.2 uses a weak MD5-based password hashing algorithm, which makes it easier for attackers to determine cleartext values by leveraging access to the hash values. NOTE: the approach to changing this may not be fully compatible with certain use cases, such as migration of a WordPress site from a web host that uses a recent PHP version to a different web host that uses PHP 5.2. These use cases are plausible (but very unlikely) based on statistics showing widespread deployment of WordPress with obsolete PHP versions.|
|Source||CVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)|
|NVD severity||medium (attack range: remote)|
Vulnerable and fixed packages
The table below lists information on source packages.
The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.
|Package||Type||Release||Fixed Version||Urgency||Origin||Debian Bugs|
[stretch] - wordpress <postponed> (Minor issue, can be revisited with upstream has picked a new hashing solution)
[jessie] - wordpress <postponed> (Minor issue, can be revisited with upstream has picked a new hashing solution)
[wheezy] - wordpress <postponed> (Minor issue, can be revisited with upstream has picked a new hashing solution)
Proposed patch (but not merged): https://core.trac.wordpress.org/attachment/ticket/21022/21022.3.diff
Cf. https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/21022#comment:80 and following.