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Vulnerability of WordPress Core: privilege escalation via wp_signups.activation_key

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can bypass restrictions via wp_signups.activation_key of WordPress, in order to escalate his privileges.
Vulnerable products: Debian, WordPress Core.
Severity of this weakness: 2/4.
Creation date: 03/10/2017.
Références of this bulletin: 38474, CVE-2017-14990, DLA-1151-1, DLA-1151-2, DSA-3997-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-24012.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can bypass restrictions via wp_signups.activation_key of WordPress, in order to escalate his privileges.
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This computer threat impacts software or systems such as Debian, WordPress Core.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer vulnerability alert is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of user account.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this cybersecurity weakness.

Solutions for this threat 

WordPress Core: patch for wp_signups.activation_key.
A patch is available:
  https://core.trac.wordpress.org/attachment/ticket/38474/38474.4.patch

Debian 7: new wordpress packages.
New packages are available:
  Debian 7: wordpress 3.6.1+dfsg-1~deb7u19

Debian 8/9: new wordpress packages.
New packages are available:
  Debian 8: wordpress 4.1+dfsg-1+deb8u15
  Debian 9: wordpress 4.7.5+dfsg-2+deb9u1
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