Vulnerability CVE-2018-20151


Published: 2018-12-14

Description:
In WordPress before 4.9.9 and 5.x before 5.0.1, the user-activation page could be read by a search engine's web crawler if an unusual configuration were chosen. The search engine could then index and display a user's e-mail address and (rarely) the password that was generated by default.

Type:

CWE-200

(Information Exposure)

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
5/10
2.9/10
10/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
None
None
Affected software
Wordpress -> Wordpress 
Debian -> Debian linux 

 References:
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/106220
https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.9.9
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/02/msg00019.html
https://wordpress.org/news/2018/12/wordpress-5-0-1-security-release/
https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-5-0-1/
https://wpvulndb.com/vulnerabilities/9174
https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4401
https://www.zdnet.com/article/wordpress-plugs-bug-that-led-to-google-indexing-some-user-passwords/

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