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CVE-2017-1001000 Scanner

Detects 'Privilege Escalation' vulnerability in WordPress affects v. 4.7.x before 4.7.2.

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Short Info


Level

High

Single Scan

Single Scan

Can be used by

Asset Owner

Estimated Time

15 sec

Scan only one

Domain, Ipv4

Source

-

WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems used by individuals and businesses across the globe. It is an open-source software that allows users to easily create and manage websites, blogs, and online stores. With its user-friendly interface and thousands of themes and plugins available, it has become an essential tool for those who want to establish an online presence.

However, like any software, vulnerabilities can be discovered in WordPress. One such vulnerability, CVE-2017-1001000, was detected in WordPress 4.7.x before version 4.7.2. The vulnerability was found in the REST API in WordPress, specifically in the register_routes function in wp-includes/rest-api/endpoints/class-wp-rest-posts-controller.php. This function allowed attackers to modify arbitrary pages via a request for wp-json/wp/v2/posts followed by a numeric value and a non-numeric value.

When exploited, this vulnerability allowed remote attackers to modify arbitrary pages on WordPress sites, potentially leading to website hijacking, data theft, and other malicious activities. The attacker could easily alter the content of a website, distribute malware, or launch phishing attacks. This could result in severe reputational damage, financial loss, and legal consequences for website owners.

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