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Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   WordPress Vendors:   wordpress.org
WordPress 'load-scripts.php' Lets Remote Users Consume Excessive I/O Resources and Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040347
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040347
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-6389   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 8 2018
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.9.1, 4.9.2; possibly other versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in WordPress. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target service.

A remote user can load a specially crafted URL that invokes 'load-scripts.php' to cause the target application to consume excessive file input/output resources. This can be exploited to deny service to the application.

The original advisory is available at:

https://baraktawily.blogspot.fr/2018/02/how-to-dos-29-of-world-wide-websites.html

Barak Tawily reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target service.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  wordpress.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Resource error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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