CVE-2016-5837

NameCVE-2016-5837
DescriptionWordPress before 4.5.3 allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and remove a category attribute from a post via unspecified vectors.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-568-1, DSA-3639-1
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~deb7u10vulnerable
wheezy (security)3.6.1+dfsg-1~deb7u19fixed
jessie, jessie (security)4.1+dfsg-1+deb8u15fixed
stretch, stretch (security)4.7.5+dfsg-2+deb9u1fixed
buster, sid4.9.1+dfsg-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
wordpresssource(unstable)4.5.3+dfsg-1medium
wordpresssourcejessie4.1+dfsg-1+deb8u9mediumDSA-3639-1
wordpresssourcewheezy3.6.1+dfsg-1~deb7u11mediumDLA-568-1

Notes

https://wordpress.org/news/2016/06/wordpress-4-5-3/
Upstream bug: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/36379
Fixed by: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/37781

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