WordPress <=4.0.1 - Denial of Service Attacks

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Software
WordPress
Versions
<=4.0.1
Disclosure date
2014-12-01
CVE
CVE-2014-9034
References
Classification
Other Vulnerability Type
OWASP Top 10

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Details

WordPress 4.0.1 is prone to a denial of service vulnerability that allows an attacker to send specially crafted requests. These requests resulting in CPU and memory exhaustion and in that way the site becomes unavailable.

Solution

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