A very popular Content Management System named WordPress has released it’s latest updated version 4.7.3. According to WordPress statistics, 44.8 percent of sites are on at least version 4.7. So, it shows that the remainder are exposed to a litany of vulnerabilities addressed in older versions. WordPress 4.7.2 version has fixed SQL injection and XSS vulnerabilities in January 2017. In, WordPress 4.7.3 security update covers six security issues that exists with WordPress version 4.7.2.
What are the six security issues in WordPress 4.7.2 ??
- Cross-site scripting (XSS) via media file metadata. Reported by Chris Andrè Dale, Yorick Koster, and Simon P. Briggs.
- Control characters can trick redirect URL validation. Reported by Daniel Chatfield.
- Unintended files can be deleted by administrators using the plugin deletion functionality. Reported by xuliang.
- Cross-site scripting (XSS) via video URL in YouTube embeds. Reported by Marc Montpas.
- Cross-site scripting (XSS) via taxonomy term names. Reported by Delta.
- Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) in Press This leading to excessive use of server resources. Reported by Sipke Mellema.
But, there is a CSRF vulnerability in WordPress that still has not been fixed, the flaw was found in July 2016 and the details for the exploitation were not disclosed.