WordPress versions 4.7.1 and earlier are vulnerable by three security issues


  1. The user interface for assigning taxonomy terms in Press is shown to users who do not have permissions to use it.
  2. WP_Query is vulnerable to a SQL injection (SQLi) when passing unsafe data. WordPress core is not directly vulnerable to this issue.
  3. A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability was discovered in the posts list table.
  4. An unauthenticated privilege escalation vulnerability was discovered in a REST API endpoint

Impact: Intruder can take control of the web system by exploiting above mention vulnerabilities.

Mitigation: Vendor has released new version (WordPress 4.7.2.).

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