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Deserialization of Untrusted Data

CVE-2020-35932

Severity Medium
Score 6/10

Summary

Insecure Deserialization in the Newsletter plugin before 6.8.2 for WordPress allows authenticated remote attackers with minimal privileges (such as subscribers) to use the tpnc_render AJAX action to inject arbitrary PHP objects via the options[inline_edits] parameter. NOTE: exploitability depends on PHP objects that might be present with certain other plugins or themes.

  • MEDIUM
  • NETWORK
  • SINGLE
  • PARTIAL
  • PARTIAL
  • PARTIAL

CWE-502 - Deserialization of Untrusted Data

Deserialization of untrusted data vulnerabilities enable an attacker to replace or manipulate a serialized object, replacing it with malicious data. When the object is deserialized at the victim's end the malicious data is able to compromise the victim’s system. The exploit can be devastating, its impact may range from privilege escalation, broken access control, or denial of service attacks to allowing unauthorized access to the application's internal code and logic which can compromise the entire system.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published