Debian Security Advisory

DLA-321-1 wordpress -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
30 Sep 2015
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-5714, CVE-2015-5715.
More information:

Various security issue have been fixed in the Debian LTS (squeeze) version of the Wordpress content management system.

  • CVE-2015-5714

    A cross-site scripting vulnerability when processing shortcode tags has been discovered.

    The issue has been fixed by not allowing unclosed HTML elements in attributes.

  • CVE-2015-5715

    A vulnerability has been discovered, allowing users without proper permissions to publish private posts and make them sticky.

    The issue has been fixed in the XMLRPC code of Wordpress by not allowing private posts to be sticky.

  • Other issue(s)

    A cross-site scripting vulnerability in user list tables has been discovered.

    The issue has been fixed by URL-escaping email addresses in those user lists.