WordPress Vulnerability Report – July 13, 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 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!

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WordPress 6.0.1 was released on July 12, 2022, as a short-cycle maintenance release with 31 bug fixes. Because this is a core update, be sure to update to WordPress 6.0.1 as soon as possible.

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.

CAPTCHA 4WP

Vulnerability
Local File Inclusion via CSRF
Patched in Version
7.1.0
Severity Score
High
Installations
100,000+
Vulnerability
DoS via CSRF; Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version
2.21.3
Severity Score
Low

Featured Image from URL

Vulnerability
Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting; Arbitrary Settings Update to Stored XSS via CSRF
Patched in Version
4.0.1
Severity Score
Low

Simple Membership

Vulnerability
Membership Privilege Escalation; Unauthenticated Membership Privilege Escalation
Patched in Version
4.1.3
Severity Score
Medium
Patched in Version
1.6
Severity Score
Medium

Visualizer: Tables and Charts Manager for WordPress

Patched in Version
3.7.10
Severity Score
High

YOP Poll

Patched in Version
6.4.3
Severity Score
Medium
Patched in Version
1.2.0
Severity Score
High
Vulnerability
Subscriber+ Logs Disclosure; Subscriber+ SMTP Credentials Leak
Patched in Version
2.2.1
Severity Score
Medium

Microsoft Advertising Universal Event Tracking

Vulnerability
Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version
1.0.4
Severity Score
Low
Vulnerability
Arbitrary Counter Activation/Deactivation via CSRF
Patched in Version
1.2.1
Severity Score
Medium

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.

Shortcode For Current Date

Vulnerability
Contributor+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version
No Fix
Severity Score
Medium
Vulnerability
Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version
No Fix
Severity Score
Low

Login with phone number

Patched in Version
No Fix
Severity Score
Low
Vulnerability
Reflected Cross-Site-Scripting
Patched in Version
No Fix
Severity Score
Medium
Vulnerability
Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version
No Fix
Severity Score
Low
Vulnerability
Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version
No Fix
Severity Score
Low
Vulnerability
Stored Cross-Site Scripting via CSRF
Patched in Version
No Fix
Severity Score
Medium

AnyMind Widget

Vulnerability
Stored Cross-Site Scripting via CSRF
Patched in Version
No Fix
Severity Score
Medium

Project Source Code Download

Patched in Version
No Fix
Severity Score
High

Progressive License

Vulnerability
CSRF to Stored XSS
Patched in Version
No Fix
Severity Score
Medium
Vulnerability
Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version
No Fix
Severity Score
Low

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, and the severity rating.

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