CVE-2016-6896

Priority
Description
Directory traversal vulnerability in the wp_ajax_update_plugin function in
wp-admin/includes/ajax-actions.php in WordPress 4.5.3 allows remote
authenticated users to cause a denial of service or read certain text files
via a .. (dot dot) in the plugin parameter to wp-admin/admin-ajax.php, as
demonstrated by /dev/random read operations that deplete the entropy pool.
Notes
Package
Upstream:needs-triage
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):not-affected (4.6.1+dfsg-1)
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine):not-affected (4.6.1+dfsg-1)
Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa):not-affected (4.6.1+dfsg-1)
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Updated: 2020-01-29 18:29:13 UTC (commit 40f18bf14da5fb50662e1f861ea594a462b207fe)