CVE-2015-5623

NameCVE-2015-5623
DescriptionWordPress before 4.2.3 does not properly verify the edit_posts capability, which allows remote authenticated users to bypass intended access restrictions and create drafts by leveraging the Subscriber role, as demonstrated by a post-quickdraft-save action to wp-admin/post.php.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-3328-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
wordpress (PTS)wheezy3.6.1+dfsg-1~deb7u10fixed
wheezy (security)3.6.1+dfsg-1~deb7u19fixed
jessie4.1+dfsg-1+deb8u14fixed
jessie (security)4.1+dfsg-1+deb8u15fixed
stretch4.7.5+dfsg-2fixed
stretch (security)4.7.5+dfsg-2+deb9u1fixed
buster, sid4.8.3+dfsg-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
wordpresssource(unstable)4.2.3+dfsg-1medium
wordpresssourcejessie4.1+dfsg-1+deb8u2mediumDSA-3328-1
wordpresssourcesqueeze(not affected)
wordpresssourcewheezy(not affected)

Notes

[wheezy] - wordpress <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[squeeze] - wordpress <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/33357

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