CVE-2011-4898

Priority
Description
** DISPUTED ** wp-admin/setup-config.php in the installation component in
WordPress 3.3.1 and earlier generates different error messages for requests
lacking a dbname parameter depending on whether the MySQL credentials are
valid, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct brute-force
attacks via a series of requests with different uname and pwd parameters.
NOTE: the vendor disputes the significance of this issue; also, it is
unclear whether providing intentionally vague error messages during
installation would be reasonable from a usability perspective.
Notes
Package
Upstream:needed
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE (precise was needed)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was needed)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):needed
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):needed
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa):needed
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla):needed
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Updated: 2020-09-09 20:34:29 UTC (commit b67d7d8b03f173f825cd706df5bd078bca500b0e)