DescriptionWordPress is a free and open-source content management system written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database. ### Impact The issue allows an authenticated but low-privileged user (like contributor/author) to execute XSS in the editor. This bypasses the restrictions imposed on users who do not have the permission to post `unfiltered_html`. ### Patches This has been patched in WordPress 5.8, and will be pushed to older versions via minor releases (automatic updates). It's strongly recommended that you keep auto-updates enabled to receive the fix. ### References ### For more information If you have any questions or comments about this advisory: * Open an issue in [HackerOne](
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NVD severitylow
Debian Bugs994059

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
wordpress (PTS)stretch4.7.5+dfsg-2+deb9u6fixed
stretch (security)4.7.21+dfsg-0+deb9u1fixed
buster (security)5.0.14+dfsg1-0+deb10u1fixed
bullseye (security)5.7.3+dfsg1-0+deb11u1fixed
bookworm, sid5.8.1+dfsg1-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
wordpresssourcestretch(not affected)


[stretch] - wordpress <not-affected> (Vulnerable code added later)

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