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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Severity Medium
Score 5.8/10


The Jetpack plugin before 1.9 before 1.9.4, 2.0.x before 2.0.9, 2.1.x before 2.1.4, 2.2.x before 2.2.7, 2.3.x before 2.3.7, 2.4.x before 2.4.4, 2.5.x before 2.5.2, 2.6.x before 2.6.3, 2.7.x before 2.7.2, 2.8.x before 2.8.2, and 2.9.x before 2.9.3 for WordPress does not properly restrict access to the XML-RPC service, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended restrictions and publish posts via unspecified vectors. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

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CWE-264 - Permissions Privileges and Access Controls

CWE 264 (permissions, privileges, and access controls) is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to the management of permissions, privileges, and other security features used to perform access control. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category allow attackers to gain privileges for an unintended sphere of control, access sensitive information, and execute arbitrary commands.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published