CVE-2022-21661

NameCVE-2022-21661
DescriptionWordPress is a free and open-source content management system written in PHP and paired with a MariaDB database. Due to improper sanitization in WP_Query, there can be cases where SQL injection is possible through plugins or themes that use it in a certain way. This has been patched in WordPress version 5.8.3. Older affected versions are also fixed via security release, that go back till 3.7.37. We strongly recommend that you keep auto-updates enabled. There are no known workarounds for this vulnerability.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-2884-1, DSA-5039-1
Debian Bugs1003243

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
wordpress (PTS)buster5.0.15+dfsg1-0+deb10u1fixed
buster (security)5.0.18+dfsg1-0+deb10u1fixed
bullseye5.7.5+dfsg1-0+deb11u1fixed
bullseye (security)5.7.8+dfsg1-0+deb11u2fixed
bookworm6.0.3+dfsg1-1fixed
sid6.1+dfsg1-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
wordpresssourcestretch4.7.22+dfsg-0+deb9u1DLA-2884-1
wordpresssourcebuster5.0.15+dfsg1-0+deb10u1DSA-5039-1
wordpresssourcebullseye5.7.5+dfsg1-0+deb11u1DSA-5039-1
wordpresssource(unstable)5.8.3+dfsg1-11003243

Notes

https://wordpress.org/news/2022/01/wordpress-5-8-3-security-release/
https://github.com/WordPress/wordpress-develop/security/advisories/GHSA-6676-cqfm-gw84
https://github.com/WordPress/wordpress-develop/commit/17efac8c8ec64555eff5cf51a3eff81e06317214
https://hackerone.com/reports/1378209
https://www.zerodayinitiative.com/blog/2022/1/18/cve-2021-21661-exposing-database-info-via-wordpress-sql-injection

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