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Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:29:01 +0200
From: Alessandro Ghedini <>
Cc:, Assign a CVE Identifier <>
Subject: Re: WordPress 4.2.1 security  update - CVE please

On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 09:08:44PM +0200, Salvatore Bonaccorso wrote:
> Hi Kurt,
> On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 12:47:58PM -0600, Kurt Seifried wrote:
> >
> > 
> > Version 4.2.1 addressed a security issue.	For more information, see the
> > release notes.
> > 
> > From the announcement post, WordPress 4.2.1 fixes a critical cross-site
> > scripting (XSS) vulnerability, which could enable commenters to
> > compromise a site.
> Had requested CVEs for this in
> .

Note that this and your request are about two different wordpress releases (at
first I got confused too by the version numbers, 4.1.2 != 4.2.1).

> But there is as well a different stored XSS reported
> which seems to affect as well the
> latest wordpress versions (not verified myself).

This blog post seems to be about the same issue fixed in 4.2.1: it talks about
comments length when inserted in the database, which is what commit [0] seems
to fix (basically the only commit in the 4.2.1 release [1]). Also, both the
wordpress announce and the blog post credit the vulnerability discovery to the
same person.

(All this to say that we need CVEs for both the 4.1.2 and the 4.2.1 releases:
they fix different issues).



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