CVE-2022-21662

NameCVE-2022-21662
DescriptionWordPress is a free and open-source content management system written in PHP and paired with a MariaDB database. Low-privileged authenticated users (like author) in WordPress core are able to execute JavaScript/perform stored XSS attack, which can affect high-privileged users. 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 issue.
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)
ReferencesDLA-2884-1, DSA-5039-1
Debian Bugs1003243

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
wordpress (PTS)stretch4.7.5+dfsg-2+deb9u6vulnerable
stretch (security)4.7.23+dfsg-0+deb9u1fixed
buster, buster (security)5.0.15+dfsg1-0+deb10u1fixed
bullseye (security), bullseye5.7.5+dfsg1-0+deb11u1fixed
bookworm, sid6.0+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-699q-3hj9-889w
https://hackerone.com/reports/425342

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