CVE-2017-8295 wordpress


2017-12-29 22:43
2017-06-18 07:52
2017-06-16 19:23
2017-06-11 22:03
2017-06-07 05:03
2017-06-05 17:03
2017-06-02 14:03
2017-06-01 07:03
2017-05-18 05:03
2017-05-06 05:03
2017-05-04 08:03


WordPress through 4.7.4 relies on the Host HTTP header for a password-reset e-mail message, which makes it easier for remote attackers to reset arbitrary passwords by making a crafted wp-login.php?action=lostpassword request and then arranging for this message to bounce or be resent, leading to transmission of the reset key to a mailbox on an attacker-controlled SMTP server. This is related to problematic use of the SERVER_NAME variable in wp-includes/pluggable.php in conjunction with the PHP mail function. Exploitation is not achievable in all cases because it requires at least one of the following: (1) the attacker can prevent the victim from receiving any e-mail messages for an extended period of time (such as 5 days), (2) the victim's e-mail system sends an autoresponse containing the original message, or (3) the victim manually composes a reply containing the original message.

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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
buster wordpress 4.7.5+dfsg-2
jessie wordpress 4.1+dfsg-1+deb8u14
sid wordpress 4.7.5+dfsg-2
stretch wordpress 4.7.5+dfsg-2
wheezy wordpress 3.6.1+dfsg-1~deb7u15