CVE-2016-6896

2017-01-18T16:59:00
ID CVE-2016-6896
Type cve
Reporter NVD
Modified 2017-09-02T21:29:11

Description

Directory traversal vulnerability in the wp_ajax_update_plugin function in wp-admin/includes/ajax-actions.php in WordPress 4.5.3 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service or read certain text files via a .. (dot dot) in the plugin parameter to wp-admin/admin-ajax.php, as demonstrated by /dev/random read operations that deplete the entropy pool.