CVE-2012-0937

Priority
Description
** DISPUTED ** wp-admin/setup-config.php in the installation component in
WordPress 3.3.1 and earlier does not limit the number of MySQL queries sent
to external MySQL database servers, which allows remote attackers to use
WordPress as a proxy for brute-force attacks or denial of service attacks
via the dbhost parameter, a different vulnerability than CVE-2011-4898.
NOTE: the vendor disputes the significance of this issue because an
incomplete WordPress installation might be present on the network for only
a short time.
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 19.04 (Disco Dingo):needed
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine):needed
Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa):needed
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Updated: 2019-12-05 19:14:57 UTC (commit 0aa5e7c87c8b55d2ec5c7f4ca1179cf75de91961)