Debian Security Advisory

DLA-418-1 wordpress -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
17 Feb 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 813697.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-2221, CVE-2016-2222.
More information:

WordPress versions 4.4.1 and earlier are affected by two security issues: a possible Side Request Forgery Vulnerability for certain local URIs, reported by Ronni Skansing; and an open redirection attack, reported by Shailesh Suthar.

  • CVE-2016-2221

    Wordpress could be vulnerable for an open redirection attack which was fixed by better validation of the URL used in HTTP redirects.

  • CVE-2016-2222

    It was discovered that Wordpress was susceptible for a possible Side Request Forgery Vulnerability because it considered for instance as a valid IP.

For Debian 6 Squeeze, these problems have been fixed in version 3.6.1+dfsg-1~deb6u9.

We recommend that you upgrade your wordpress packages.