CVE-2020-28039: WordPress vulnerability

is_protected_meta in wp-includes/meta.php in WordPress before 5.5.2 allows arbitrary file deletion because it does not properly determine whether a meta key is considered protected.

How to mitigate CVE-2020-28039

Time needed: 5 minutes.

Follow the instructions, as they will assist you in mitigating the WordPress vulnerability that been reported in CVE-2020-28039.

  1. Install the latest version of WordPress

    Navigate to the official WordPress website and download the latest version of WordPress. The latest version contains the CVE-2020-28039 fix.
    Update to the latest version

  2. Perform a vulnerability assessment

    Perform a scan on your WordPress environment(s), and check for vulnerabilities. Verify if CVE-2020-28039 has been mitigated.

  3. Utilize the references

    The CVE-2020-28039 references have been provided for a reason. Utilize these references and make sure that you are correctly informed.


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