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  • My client did a source code review with Fortify. The below vulnerabilities flagged as present in WordPress core:

    Critical – 6812
    High – 3241
    Medium – 3558
    Low – 3262

    Most of the critical errors flagged are: Cross-Site Scripting: Persistent & Cross-Site Scripting: Reflected

    Command Injection
    Dangerous File Inclusion
    Dynamic Code Evaluation: Code Injection
    Open Redirect
    Password Management: Hardcoded Password
    Password Management: Password in HTML Form
    Path Manipulation
    Privacy Violatoin: Heap Inspection
    SQL Injection
    System Information Leak

    How do I answer the client? Any 3rd party information on this that supports my case that WordPress is not vulnerable?

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  • Daniel Cid

    (@ddsucurinet) Support

    I have not even read the full report and I can guarantee they are all false positives.

    Most code review tools are very verbose and will generate a lot of noise that had to be filtered manually by a developer.

    This article is good as well:




    very awesome

    If there’s that many vunerabilities then surely they’d all have exploits out there in the wild now. I’m sure that there are some, but they are very quickly patched.

    If a client sent me a list like that my first repsonse would be:

    I understand that you’ve been given these form a party outside of the website development, so I’d like ot know the full details of each proposed vunerability to allow me to check these for myself.

    99.999% of the time they won’t give out any details (because there’s none to give out), and if they do give something you’ll quickly be able to dis-prove it with a couple of very quick tests.

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