WordPress Vulnerability Report – February 2, 2022

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.

Each vulnerability will have a severity rating of LowMediumHigh, or Critical. Responsible disclosure and reporting of vulnerabilities is an integral part of keeping the WordPress community safe. New in this report: vulnerabilities are now listed in order by the number of active installs, rather than the date of the disclosure.

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WordPress 5.9: Core Major Version Update Now Available

WordPress 5.9 “Joséphine” was released on January 25, 2022, as the first major WordPress core release of the year. The biggest thing to know about WordPress 5.9 is simply this: Full Site Editing (FSE) using the WordPress block editor is here (well, if you want to use it or your theme supports it).

WordPress 5.9 represents the largest release of Gutenberg features since the initial Gutenberg launch in WordPress 5.0. In addition, WordPress 5.9 includes 99 enhancements and 100 bug fixes.

In this post, we unpack what’s new and noteworthy in WordPress 5.9 so you can get the most out of the latest version of WordPress.

You can update to WordPress 5.9 by downloading from WordPress.org or visiting your WordPress admin dashboard > Updates and clicking Update Now.

If you have sites that have enabled automatic background updates, they should have already updated successfully. Just be sure to verify that all your WordPress sites are on WordPress 5.9.

WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities

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, and the severity rating.

Essential Addons for Elementor

Product image for Essential Addons for Elementor.

Plugin
Essential Addons for Elementor
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 5.0.5.

Use Any Font

Product image for Use Any Font | Custom Font Uploader.

Plugin
Use Any Font | Custom Font Uploader
Vulnerability
Unauthenticated Arbitrary CSS Appending
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 6.2.1.

TI WooCommerce Wishlist

Product image for TI WooCommerce Wishlist.

Vulnerability
Unauthenticated Blind SQL Injection
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 1.40.1.

StatCounter

Plugin
StatCounter – Free Real Time Visitor Stats
Vulnerability
Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 2.0.7.

WPvivid Backup and Migration Plugin

Product image for Migration, Backup, Staging – WPvivid Backup and Migration Plugin.

Plugin
Migration, Backup, Staging – WPvivid Backup and Migration Plugin
Vulnerability
Unauthenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 0.9.69.

LearnPress

Product image for LearnPress – WordPress LMS Plugin.

Plugin
LearnPress – WordPress LMS Plugin
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 4.1.5.

WP RSS Aggregator

Product image for WP RSS Aggregator – News Feeds, Autoblogging, Youtube Video Feeds and More.

Vulnerability
Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 4.20.

Simple Membership

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Vulnerability
Arbitrary Member Deletion via CSRF
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 4.0.9.

Better Notifications for WP

Product image for Customize WordPress Emails and Alerts – Better Notifications for WP.

Plugin
Customize WordPress Emails and Alerts – Better Notifications for WP
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 1.8.7.

Post Snippets

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Vulnerability
CSRF to Stored Cross-Site Scripting
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 3.1.4.

Blackhole for Bad Bots

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Plugin
Blackhole for Bad Bots
Vulnerability
Arbitrary IP Address Blocking via IP Spoofing
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 3.3.2.

WP Visitor Statistics (Real Time Traffic)

Product image for WP Visitor Statistics (Real Time Traffic).

Plugin
WP Visitor Statistics (Real Time Traffic)
Vulnerability
Arbitrary IP Address Exclusion to Stored XSS
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 5.5.

WP Accessibility Helper (WAH)

Product image for WP Accessibility Helper (WAH).

Plugin
WP Accessibility Helper (WAH)
Vulnerability
Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 0.6.0.7.

Asgaros Forum

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The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 2.0.0.

WP Google Map

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Plugin
Maps Plugin using Google Maps for WordPress – WP Google Map
Vulnerability
Arbitrary Post Deletion and Plugin’s Settings Update via CSRF
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 1.8.4.

WHMCS Bridge

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Vulnerability
Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 6.4b.

WP Review Slider

Product image for WP Review Slider.

The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 11.0.

WP Ultimate CSV Importer

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Plugin
Easy Drag And drop All Import : WP Ultimate CSV Importer
Vulnerability
Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 6.4.3.

AP Custom Testimonial

Product image for Testimonial WordPress Plugin – AP Custom Testimonial.

Plugin
Testimonial WordPress Plugin – AP Custom Testimonial
Vulnerability
Reflected Cross-Site Scripting; Admin+ SQL Injection
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 1.4.8.

Logo Showcase with Slick Slider

Product image for Logo Showcase with Slick Slider – Logo Carousel, Logo Slider & Logo Grid.

Plugin
Logo Showcase with Slick Slider – Logo Carousel, Logo Slider & Logo Grid
Vulnerability
Arbitrary Media Title/Description/Alt Text/URL Update via CSRF
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 2.0.1.

WP User

Product image for WP User – Custom Registration Forms, Login and User Profile.

Plugin
WP User – Custom Registration Forms, Login and User Profile
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 7.0.

WS Form

Product image for WS Form LITE – Drag & Drop Contact Form Builder for WordPress.

Plugin
WS Form LITE – Drag & Drop Contact Form Builder for WordPress
Vulnerability
Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting; Unauthenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 1.8.176.

Premium Plugin Vulnerabilities

In this section, the latest WordPress plugin vulnerabilities have been disclosed in closed plugins. Each plugin listing includes the type of vulnerability, the severity rating, and the date of closure

Super Forms

Plugin
Super Forms – Drag & Drop Form Builder
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 6.0.4.

WordPress GDPR & CCPA

Vulnerability
Authenticated Reflected Cross-Site Scripting; Unauthenticated Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 1.9.27.

Ti WooCommerce Wishlist Pro

Plugin
TI WooCommerce Wishlist Pro
Vulnerability
Unauthenticated Blind SQL Injection
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 1.40.1.

AdSanity

Vulnerability
Contributor Arbitrary File Upload
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 1.8.2.

WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities – No Known Fix

In this section, the latest WordPress plugin vulnerabilities have been disclosed in closed plugins. Each plugin listing includes the type of vulnerability, the severity rating, and the date of closure

Embed Swagger

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

Crazy Bone

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

WP Responsive Menu

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

WordPress Theme Vulnerabilities

No new theme vulnerabilities were disclosed this week.

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