WordPress Vulnerability Report: October 2021, Part 1

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.

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Contents of the October 6, 2021 Report

The lastest version of WordPress core is 5.8.1 was released as a security and maintenance release. As a best practice, always be sure to run the latest version of WordPress core!

In this section, the latest WordPress plugin vulnerabilities have been disclosed. Each plugin listing includes the type of vulnerability, the version number if patched, and the severity rating.

1. WP DSGVO Tools

Plugin: WP DSGVO Tools
Vulnerability: Unauthenticated Plugin’s Settings Update to Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 3.1.24 – plugin closed
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has been patched, but the plugin has been closed. You should find a replacement ASAP.

2. Great Quotes

Plugin: Great Quotes
Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: No known fix – plugin closed
Severity Score: Low

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

3. WP Debugging

Plugin: WP Debugging
Vulnerability: Unauthenticated Plugin’s Settings Update
Patched in Version: 2.11.0
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.11.0.

4. Check & Log Email

Plugin: Check & Log Email
Vulnerability: Admin+ SQL Injections
Patched in Version: 1.0.3
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.0.3.

5. Permalink Manager Lite

Plugin: Permalink Manager Lite
Vulnerability: Admin+ SQL Injection
Patched in Version: 2.2.13.1
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.2.13.1.

6. WooCommerce Product Table Lite

Plugin: WooCommerce Product Table Lite
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 2.4.0
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.4.0.

7. WP Table Builder

Plugin: WP Table Builder
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.3.10
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.3.10.

8. Visual Form Builder

Plugin: Visual Form Builder
Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 3.0.4
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.0.4.

9. NinjaForms

Plugin: NinjaForms
Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 3.5.8.2
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.5.8.2.

10. Wappointment

Plugin: Wappointment
Vulnerability: Unauthenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 2.2.5
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.2.5.

11. Countdown and CountUp, WooCommerce Sales Timers

Plugin: Countdown and CountUp, WooCommerce Sales Timers
Vulnerability: CSRF to Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.5.8
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.5.8.

11. uListing

Plugin: uListing
Vulnerability: Settings Update via CSRF
Patched in Version: 2.0.6
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.0.6.

Plugin: uListing
Vulnerability: Unauthenticated SQL Injection
Patched in Version: 2.0.4
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.0.4.

Plugin: uListing
Vulnerability: Unauthenticated Privilege Escalation
Patched in Version: 2.0.6
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.0.6.

Plugin: uListing
Vulnerability: Modify User Roles via CSRF
Patched in Version: 2.0.6
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.0.6.

Plugin: uListing
Vulnerability: Multiple CSRF
Patched in Version: 2.0.6
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.0.6.

Plugin: uListing
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 2.0.6
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.0.6.

Plugin: uListing
Vulnerability: Authenticated IDOR
Patched in Version: 2.0.6
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.0.6.

12. YITH Maintenance Mode

Plugin: YITH Maintenance Mode
Vulnerability: Multiple Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.4.0
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.4.0.

Plugin: YITH Maintenance Mode
Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.3.8
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.3.8.

13. WordPress Contact Forms by Cimatti

Plugin: WordPress Contact Forms by Cimatti
Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.4.12
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.4.12.

14. OG Tags

Plugin: OG Tags
Vulnerability: Plugin’s Settings Update via CSRF
Patched in Version: 2.0.2
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.0.2.

15. Connections Business Directory

Plugin: Connections Business Directory
Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 10.4.3
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 10.4.3.

16. Flat Preloader

Plugin: Flat Preloader
Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.5.5
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.5.5.

Plugin: Flat Preloader
Vulnerability: CSRF to Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.54
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.5.4.

17. Cool Tag Cloud

Plugin: Cool Tag Cloud
Vulnerability: Contributor+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 2.26
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.26.

18. underConstruction

Plugin: underConstruction
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.19
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.19.

19. Restaurant Menu by MotoPress

Plugin: Restaurant Menu by MotoPress
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored Cross Site Scripting
Patched in Version: No known fix – plugin closed
Severity Score: Low

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. This plugin has been closed as of September 20, 2021. Uninstall and delete.

20. AutomatorWP

Plugin: AutomatorWP
Vulnerability: Missing Authorization and Privilege Escalation
Patched in Version: 1.7.6
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.7.6.

21. WP Reactions Lite

Plugin: WP Reactions Lite
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored Cross Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.3.6
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.3.6.

22. Stylish Price List

Plugin: Stylish Price List
Vulnerability: Subscriber+ Arbitrary Image Upload
Patched in Version: 6.9.1
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 6.9.1.

Plugin: Stylish Price List
Vulnerability: Unauthenticated Arbitrary Image Upload
Patched in Version: 6.9.0
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 6.9.0.

23 Easy Social Icons 

Plugin: Easy Social Icons 
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 3.0.9
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.0.9.

Plugin: Easy Social Icons 
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 3.1.3
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.1.3.

24. WPeMatico RSS Feed Fetcher

Plugin: WPeMatico RSS Feed Fetcher
Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 2.6.12
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.6.12.

25. WordPress Download Manager

Plugin: WordPress Download Manager
Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 3.2.16
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.2.16.

26. Modern Events Calendar Lite

Plugin: Modern Events Calendar Lite
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored Cross Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 5.22.3
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 5.22.3.

27. Credova_Financial

Plugin: Credova_Financial
Vulnerability: Sensitive Information Disclosure
Patched in Version: 1.4.9
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.4.9.

28. JS Job Manager 

Plugin: JS Job Manager 
Vulnerability: Unauthenticated Arbitrary Plugin Installation/Activation
Patched in Version: No known fix – plugin closed
Severity Score: Critical

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. This plugin has been closed as of September 30, 2021. Uninstall and delete.

29. Events Made Easy

Plugin: Events Made Easy
Vulnerability: Multi CSRF to Stored Cross-Site Scripting & Event Deletion
Patched in Version: 1.5.50
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.5.50.

30. Stripe For WooCommerce

Plugin: Stripe For WooCommerce
Vulnerability: Missing Authorization Controls to Financial Account Hijacking
Patched in Version: 3.3.10
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.3.10.

How to Protect Your WordPress Website From Vulnerable Plugins and Themes

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.

1. Turn on the iThemes Security Pro Site Scanner

The iThemes Security Pro plugin’s Site Scanner scans for the #1 reason WordPress sites get hacked: outdated plugins and themes with known vulnerabilities. The Site Scanner checks your site for known vulnerabilities and automatically applies a patch if one is available.

To enable the Site Scan on new installs, navigate to the Site Check tab on the Features menu inside the plugin and click the toggle to enable the Site Scan.

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To trigger a manual Site Scan, click the Scan Now button on the Site Scan Security Dashboard card.

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If the Site Scan detects a vulnerability, click the vulnerability link to view the details page.

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On the Site Scan vulnerability page, you will see if there is a fix available for the vulnerability. If there is a patch available, you can click the Update Plugin button to apply the fix on your website.

2. Turn on Version Management to Auto Update if Fixes Vulnerability

The Version Management feature in iThemes Security Pro integrates with the Site Scan to protect your site when outdated software is not updated quickly enough. Even the strongest security measures will fail if you are running vulnerable software on your website. These settings help protect your site with options to update to new versions automatically if a known vulnerability exists and a patch is available.

From the Settings page in iThemes Security Pro, navigate to the Features screen. Click the Site Check tab. From here, use the toggle to enable Version Management. Using the settings gear, you can configure even more settings, including how you want iThemes Security Pro to handle updates to WordPress, plugins, themes, and additional protection.

Make sure to select Auto Update if it Fixes a Vulnerability box so that iThemes Security Pro will automatically update a plugin or theme if it fixes a vulnerability that was found by the Site Scanner.

iThemes Security Pro version management

3. Get an Email Alert When iThemes Security Pro Finds a Known Vulnerability On Your Site

Once you’ve enabled Site Scan Scheduling, head to the Notification Center settings of the plugin. On this screen, scroll to the Site Scan Results section.

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Click the box to enable the notification email and then click the Save Settings button.

Now, during any scheduled site scans, you’ll get an email if iThemes Security Pro discovers any known vulnerabilities. The email will look something like this.

site-scan-results

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