Vulnerable plugins and themes are the #1 reason WordPress websites get hacked. The weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report powered by WPScan covers recent WordPress plugin, theme, and core vulnerabilities and what to do if you run one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on your website.
In the past, we’ve listed vulnerabilities on a per-plugin or per-theme basis. To better describe the vulnerabilities listed, we’re now adding additional listings when a plugin has patched multiple vulnerabilities. While this makes the report somewhat longer, we feel that more information will help you understand the full scope of the vulnerabilities that have been patched so that you can more effectively make good decisions about your site’s security. We welcome your feedback!
Each vulnerability will have a severity rating of low, medium, high, or critical. Responsible disclosure and reporting of vulnerabilities is an integral part of keeping the WordPress community safe. Please share this post with your friends to help get the word out and make WordPress safer for everyone!
WordPress 6.1.1 was released on November 15, 2022, as a short-cycle maintenance release with 29 bug fixes in Core and 21 bug fixes for the block editor. Because this is a core update, be sure to update to WordPress 6.1.1 as soon as possible! As always, with a major release like this, it makes sense to ensure your site is backed up with BackupBuddy before updating.
There is a known unpatched vulnerability in WordPress core affecting all versions of WordPress. If you’re using iThemes Security, you’ve probably been alerted to this. As we are unsure when this very low-severity vulnerability will be patched, emails from iThemes Security will no longer alert for this specific vulnerability. Read our blog post about this vulnerability.
In this section, the latest WordPress plugin vulnerabilities have been disclosed. Each plugin listing includes the type of vulnerability, the active installations, the version number if patched, the severity rating, and the CVE.
Product Slider and Carousel with Category for WooCommerce
Extensive VC Addons for WPBakery page builder
GS Products Slider for WooCommerce
ContentStudio < 1.2.6 – Authorisation Bypass
WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities – No Known Fix
This section contains plugin vulnerabilities with no known fix. Until a patch is available, immediately uninstall and delete the plugin.
Page Builder: Live Composer
Intuitive Custom Post Order
Intuitive Custom Post Order
WP Responsive Testimonials Slider And Widget
Video.js – HTML5 Video Player for WordPress
WordPress Theme Vulnerabilities
In this section, the latest WordPress theme vulnerabilities have been disclosed. Each theme listing includes the type of vulnerability, the active installations, the version number if patched, the severity rating, and the CVE.
Never worry about running a vulnerable plugin or theme again.
As you can see from this report, lots of new WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities are disclosed each week. We know it can be difficult to stay on top of every reported vulnerability disclosure, so the iThemes Security Pro plugin makes it easy to make sure your site isn’t running a theme, plugin, or WordPress core version with a known vulnerability.
Scans Your Website Twice a Day for Vulnerabilities
Your website’s plugins, themes, and WordPress core versions are checked against the WPScan Vulnerability Database for the latest vulnerability disclosures.
Automatically Updates if a Security Fix is Available
Paired with Version Management, iThemes Security will automatically update a plugin, theme, or WordPress core version if it has a vulnerability.
Emails You if Site Scan Detects a Vulnerability
You can receive an email report if your site is running vulnerable versions of a plugin, theme, or WordPress core. Customize the email addresses that receive scan results.
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WordPress currently powers over 40% of all websites, so it has become an easy target for hackers with malicious intent. The iThemes Security Pro plugin takes the guesswork out of WordPress security to make it easy to secure & protect your WordPress website. It’s like having a full-time security expert on staff who constantly monitors and protects your WordPress site for you.
Each week, the team at iThemes team publishes new WordPress tutorials and resources, including the Weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report. Since 2008, iThemes has been dedicated to helping you build, maintain, and secure WordPress sites for yourself or for clients. Our mission? Make People’s Lives Awesome.
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