Bug 1894969 (CVE-2020-28037) - CVE-2020-28037 wordpress: DoS attack could lead to RCE
Summary: CVE-2020-28037 wordpress: DoS attack could lead to RCE
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Status: CLOSED UPSTREAM
Alias: CVE-2020-28037
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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high
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1894970 1894971
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2020-11-05 14:01 UTC by Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz
Modified: 2020-11-05 14:21 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2020-11-05 14:21:26 UTC


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Description Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2020-11-05 14:01:16 UTC
is_blog_installed in wp-includes/functions.php in WordPress before 5.5.2 improperly determines whether WordPress is already installed, which might allow an attacker to perform a new installation, leading to remote code execution (as well as a denial of service for the old installation).

References:
https://wordpress.org/news/2020/10/wordpress-5-5-2-security-and-maintenance-release/
https://wpscan.com/vulnerability/10450

Upstream patch:
https://github.com/WordPress/wordpress-develop/commit/2ca15d1e5ce70493c5c0c096ca0c76503d6da07c

Comment 1 Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2020-11-05 14:01:45 UTC
Created wordpress tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-all [bug 1894971]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1894970]

Comment 2 Product Security DevOps Team 2020-11-05 14:21:26 UTC
This CVE Bugzilla entry is for community support informational purposes only as it does not affect a package in a commercially supported Red Hat product. Refer to the dependent bugs for status of those individual community products.


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