Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3328-1 wordpress -- security update

Date Reported:
04 Aug 2015
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 784603.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-3429, CVE-2015-5622, CVE-2015-5623.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities have been found in Wordpress, the popular blogging engine.

  • CVE-2015-3429

    The file example.html in the Genericicons icon font package and twentyfifteen Wordpress theme allowed for cross site scripting.

  • CVE-2015-5622

    The robustness of the shortcodes HTML tags filter has been improved. The parsing is a bit more strict, which may affect your installation.

  • CVE-2015-5623

    A cross site scripting vulnerability allowed users with the Contributor or Author role to elevate their privileges.

The oldstable distribution (wheezy) is only affected by CVE-2015-5622. This less critical issue will be fixed at a later time.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 4.1+dfsg-1+deb8u2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 4.2.3+dfsg-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your wordpress packages.