CVE-2022-21617

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CVE-2022-21617 is a vulnerability that was discovered in 2022. It affects certain versions of the popular content management system (CMS) WordPress, which is used by millions of websites around the world. The vulnerability allows an attacker to bypass authentication and gain access to sensitive information or perform malicious actions on the affected website. The vulnerability is caused by a flaw in the way WordPress handles user authentication cookies. An attacker can exploit this flaw by sending a specially crafted HTTP request to the affected website, causing the server to generate a new authentication cookie that can be used to bypass the login process. This allows the attacker to gain access to the administrative interface of the website and perform actions such as modifying content, stealing user data, or installing malware. WordPress released a security update that addresses CVE-2022-21617 shortly after it was discovered. Website administrators are advised to update their installations as soon as possible to protect against this vulnerability. Additionally, website owners should implement best practices for web security, such as regularly monitoring their site for suspicious activity, using strong passwords, and keeping all software up-to-date.
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 update for the mysql:8.0 module