WordPress through 4.8.2 Weak Password Hash Algorithm

2017-11-09T00:00:00
ID OPENVAS:1361412562310113048
Type openvas
Reporter Copyright (C) 2017 Greenbone Networks GmbH
Modified 2018-10-12T00:00:00

Description

WordPress through 4.8.2 uses a Weak MD5 password hasing algorithm

                                        
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# OpenVAS Vulnerability Test
# $Id: gb_wordpress_weak_hash.nasl 11874 2018-10-12 11:28:04Z mmartin $
#
# WordPress through 4.8.2 Weak Password Hash Algorithm
#
# Authors:
# Jan Philipp Schulte <jan.schulte@greenbone.net>
#
# Copyright:
# Copyright (C) 2017 Greenbone Networks GmbH, https://www.greenbone.net
#
# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
# the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
# (at your option) any later version.
#
# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
# GNU General Public License for more details.
#
# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
# along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
# Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
###############################################################################

if( description )
{
  script_oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.113048");
  script_version("$Revision: 11874 $");
  script_tag(name:"last_modification", value:"$Date: 2018-10-12 13:28:04 +0200 (Fri, 12 Oct 2018) $");
  script_tag(name:"creation_date", value:"2017-11-09 13:53:54 +0100 (Thu, 09 Nov 2017)");
  script_tag(name:"cvss_base", value:"5.0");
  script_tag(name:"cvss_base_vector", value:"AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N");

  # Unreliable for Linux AND Windows, as some settings, PHP versions, etc. may circumvent the vulnerability
  script_tag(name:"qod_type", value:"remote_banner_unreliable");

  script_tag(name:"solution_type", value:"VendorFix");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2012-6707");

  script_name("WordPress through 4.8.2 Weak Password Hash Algorithm");

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);

  script_copyright("Copyright (C) 2017 Greenbone Networks GmbH");
  script_family("Web application abuses");
  script_dependencies("secpod_wordpress_detect_900182.nasl");
  script_require_ports("Services/www", 80);
  script_mandatory_keys("wordpress/installed");

  script_tag(name:"summary", value:"WordPress through 4.8.2 uses a Weak MD5 password hasing algorithm");
  script_tag(name:"vuldetect", value:"This script checks if a vulnerable version is present on the host.");
  script_tag(name:"impact", value:"The weak algorithm would allow an attacker with access to password hashes to more easily bruteforce those to acquire the cleartext passwords.");
  script_tag(name:"affected", value:"WordPress through version 4.8.2");
  script_tag(name:"solution", value:"Update WordPress to version 4.8.3");

  script_xref(name:"URL", value:"https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/21022");

  exit(0);
}

CPE = "cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress";

include( "host_details.inc" );
include( "version_func.inc" );

if( ! port = get_app_port( cpe: CPE ) ) exit( 0 );
if( ! version = get_app_version( cpe: CPE, port: port ) ) exit( 0 );

if( version_is_less_equal( version: version, test_version: "4.8.2" ) ) {
  report = report_fixed_ver( installed_version: version, fixed_version: "4.8.3" );
  security_message( data: report, port: port );
  exit( 0 );
}

exit( 99 );