CVE-2017-14990

NameCVE-2017-14990
DescriptionWordPress 4.8.2 stores cleartext wp_signups.activation_key values (but stores the analogous wp_users.user_activation_key values as hashes), which might make it easier for remote attackers to hijack unactivated user accounts by leveraging database read access (such as access gained through an unspecified SQL injection vulnerability).
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-3997-1
NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs877629

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
wordpress (PTS)stretch (security), stretch4.7.5+dfsg-2+deb9u6fixed
buster, buster (security)5.0.10+dfsg1-0+deb10u1fixed
bullseye, sid5.4.2+dfsg1-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
wordpresssourcejessie4.1+dfsg-1+deb8u15DSA-3997-1
wordpresssourcestretch4.7.5+dfsg-2+deb9u1DSA-3997-1
wordpresssource(unstable)4.8.2+dfsg-2877629

Notes

[wheezy] - wordpress <ignored> (Fix requires database upgrade which is too intrusive compared to the actual benefit.)
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/38474

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