WordPress Vulnerability Report – August 30, 2023

Since last week, 56 total vulnerabilities emerged in public disclosure. They may affect over two million WordPress sites. There are 28 plugin vulnerabilities with security patches, so run those updates!

Additionally, there are 28 plugin vulnerabilities with no patch available yet. If you use an unpatched plugin or theme, check their vendors’ intentions and progress on a security release. Suppose no patch is forthcoming or the vulnerable software has been marked “closed” and dropped from the official WordPress theme and plugin repositories. In that case, you should consider deactivation and removal in favor of alternative solutions.

WordPress Core News

“Lionel” was released on August 8, 2023. This release of WordPress was built to help you “create beautiful and compelling websites more efficiently than ever.” See what’s new in WordPress 6.3.

Don’t forget to fully back up your website before installing WordPress 6.3. BackupBuddy, the industry-leading data protection and recovery solution for WordPress, will help you build a strong backup strategy to manage all updates. Embrace the enhanced content creation experience of WordPress 6.3 with confidence — and a backup copy of your website safely stored on a remote server.

WordPress Core Vulnerabilities — Patched

  • No new WordPress core vulnerabilities were disclosed this week.

WordPress core is very secure when it’s properly configured and maintained. Vulnerable plugins not updated by site owners are the most common vector for attacks on WordPress websites. Our weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report, powered by Patchstack, covers new vulnerabilities that have emerged in plugins, themes, and/or WordPress core since last week’s report. Our goal is to spread awareness of emerging security threats and help you decide what to do if you find vulnerable software on your website. For a deeper analysis of recent trends in WordPress vulnerabilities and threat vectors, see our 2022 Annual Vulnerability Report.

These reports are published every Wednesday and include all active vulnerabilities tracked by Patchstack as of Monday since the previous report. This leaves a 48-hour window for the newest emerging vulnerabilities to be patched before full public disclosure. iThemes Security Pro users have access to vulnerability alerts emerging within this window.

WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities — Patched

In this section, you’ll find the most recently disclosed WordPress plugin vulnerabilities fixed with a new release from their authors and maintainers. Please apply the updates if you are affected!

These vulnerabilities have been disclosed and scored for their severity, thanks to our friends at Patchstack. Each plugin listing includes the type of vulnerability with its CVE number and CVSS severity rating with links to more technical details. You’ll also see the number of active sites using the plugin and the plugin version release that patches the vulnerability. We start with the most popular plugins, representing the largest target for attackers.

Slimstat Analytics

Product image for Slimstat Analytics.

Vulnerability
Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 5.0.9.

iThemes Sync

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Plugin
iThemes Sync
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 2.1.14.

FV Flowplayer Video Player

Product image for FV Flowplayer Video Player.

Vulnerability
Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
CVE
2023-4520
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 7.5.39.7212.

DoLogin Security

The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 3.7.

Save as PDF plugin by Pdfcrowd

Vulnerability
Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 2.16.1.

Event Tickets with Ticket Scanner

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Vulnerability
Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 1.5.5.

WP VK-??????

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Vulnerability
Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 1.3.4.

Appointment booking addon for Gravity Forms

Vulnerability
Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
CVE
2023-2705
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 1.10.0.

Jupiter X Core

The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 3.3.8.

Jupiter X Core

The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 3.4.3.

WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities — Unpatched

This section contains plugin vulnerabilities with no known fix. Until a patch is available, you are advised to deactivate the plugin, at minimum, immediately. If there is a high risk of active exploits or the plugin remains unpatched for weeks, you are advised to delete the plugin. You should also delete persistently unpatched plugins the WordPress.org repository has locked and marked “Closed” so they can no longer be downloaded and installed.

Royal Elementor Addons

Product image for Royal Elementor Addons and Templates.

Vulnerability
Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
Patched in Version
No Fix
The vulnerability has not been patched. You should deactivate the plugin.

Collapse-O-Matic

Product image for Collapse-O-Matic.

Vulnerability
Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version
No Fix
The vulnerability has not been patched. You should deactivate the plugin.

Ultimate Addons for Contact Form 7

Product image for Ultimate Addons for Contact Form 7.

Vulnerability
Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version
No Fix
The vulnerability has not been patched. You should deactivate the plugin.

URL Shortener by MyThemeShop

Product image for URL Shortener by MyThemeShop.

Vulnerability
Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version
No Fix
The vulnerability has not been patched. You should deactivate the plugin.

WP Super Minify

Product image for WP Super Minify.

Vulnerability
Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
Patched in Version
No Fix
The vulnerability has not been patched. You should deactivate the plugin.

Easy Coming Soon

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Vulnerability
Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version
No Fix
The vulnerability has not been patched. You should deactivate the plugin.

LuckyWP Scripts Control

Product image for LuckyWP Scripts Control.

Patched in Version
No Fix
The vulnerability has not been patched. You should deactivate the plugin.

Social Share Boost

Vulnerability
Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
Patched in Version
No Fix
The vulnerability has not been patched. You should deactivate the plugin.

MakeStories (for Google Web Stories)

Product image for MakeStories (for Google Web Stories).

Vulnerability
Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
Patched in Version
No Fix
The vulnerability has not been patched. You should deactivate the plugin.

Vertical Marquee Plugin

Product image for Vertical marquee plugin.

Vulnerability
Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version
No Fix
The vulnerability has not been patched. You should deactivate the plugin.

WP users media

Patched in Version
No Fix
The vulnerability has not been patched. You should deactivate the plugin.

WP Search Analytics

Product image for WP Search Analytics.

Vulnerability
Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version
No Fix
The vulnerability has not been patched. You should deactivate the plugin.

Sitekit

Product image for Sitekit.

Plugin
Sitekit
Vulnerability
Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version
No Fix
The vulnerability has not been patched. You should deactivate the plugin.

Secure Admin IP

Product image for Secure Admin IP.

Patched in Version
No Fix
The vulnerability has not been patched. You should deactivate the plugin.

Cartpauj Register Captcha

Patched in Version
No Fix
The vulnerability has not been patched and the plugin is closed. You should uninstall and delete the plugin.

DX-auto-save-images

Vulnerability
Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
Patched in Version
No Fix
The vulnerability has not been patched and the plugin is closed. You should uninstall and delete the plugin.

FTP Access

Vulnerability
Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version
No Fix
CVE
2023-3510
The vulnerability has not been patched and the plugin is closed. You should uninstall and delete the plugin.

GuruWalk Affiliates

Vulnerability
Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version
No Fix
The vulnerability has not been patched. You should deactivate the plugin.

Lock User Account

Vulnerability
Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
Patched in Version
No Fix
CVE
2023-4307
The vulnerability has not been patched and the plugin is closed. You should uninstall and delete the plugin.

Maintenance Switch

Vulnerability
Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
Patched in Version
No Fix
The vulnerability has not been patched and the plugin is closed. You should uninstall and delete the plugin.

Sticky Social Media Icons

Plugin
Sticky Social Media Icons
Patched in Version
No Fix
The vulnerability has not been patched and the plugin is closed. You should uninstall and delete the plugin.

In this section, you’ll find the latest WordPress theme vulnerabilities to be disclosed. You’ll see the same information we provided above for vulnerable plugins, and the same advice applies. If a security update exists, install it immediately. If a vulnerability remains unpatched in a theme you are actively using, you must find an alternative theme. Deactivate and delete persistently unpatched themes and those marked “Closed” in the WordPress.org theme repository. If you have a vulnerable theme installed that you are not actively using, delete it.

  • No new WordPress theme vulnerabilities were disclosed this week.

Never worry about running a vulnerable plugin or theme again.

As you can see from this report, new WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities are disclosed every week. We know it can be difficult to stay on top of every reported vulnerability disclosure that matters to you, so the Themes Security Pro plugin makes it easy to ensure your site isn’t running a vulnerable theme, plugin, or version of WordPress core.

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