CVE-2019-20043

Priority
Description
In in wp-includes/rest-api/endpoints/class-wp-rest-posts-controller.php in
WordPress 3.7 to 5.3.0, authenticated users who do not have the rights to
publish a post are able to mark posts as sticky or unsticky via the REST
API. For example, the contributor role does not have such rights, but this
allowed them to bypass that. This has been patched in WordPress 5.3.1,
along with all the previous WordPress versions from 3.7 to 5.3 via a minor
release.
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Package
Upstream:released (5.3.2+dfsg1-1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):needs-triage
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):needs-triage
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine):needs-triage
Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa):not-affected (5.3.2+dfsg1-1)
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Updated: 2020-01-29 19:01:00 UTC (commit 40f18bf14da5fb50662e1f861ea594a462b207fe)