WordPress Vulnerability Report: September 2021, Part 4

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.

As one of the largest WordPress Vulnerability Reports to date, please share this post with your friends to help get the word out and make WordPress safer for everyone.

Contents of the September 22, 2021 Report

WordPress Core Vulnerabilities

Several WordPress core security issues were disclosed and fixed. WordPress 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!

WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities

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. WooCommerce Multi Currency 

Plugin: WooCommerce Multi Currency
Vulnerability: Authenticated Product Price Change
Patched in Version: 2.1.18
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.1.18.

2. GeoDirectory

Plugin: GeoDirectory
Vulnerability: Authenticated (admin+) Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version: 2.1.1.3
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.1.1.3.

3. Software License Manager 

Plugin: Software License Manager 
Vulnerability: Arbitrary Domain Deletion via CSRF
Patched in Version: 4.5.1
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 4.5.1.

4. Quiz And Survey Master

Plugin: Quiz And Survey Master
Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 7.3.2
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 7.3.2.

5. Affiliate Power

Plugin: Affiliate Power
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 2.3.0
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.3.0.

6. Poll Maker

Plugin: Poll Maker
Vulnerability: Unauthenticated Time Based SQL Injection
Patched in Version: 3.4.2
Severity Score: Critical

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.4.2.

7. Coming Soon and Maintenance Mode

Plugin: Coming Soon and Maintenance Mode
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored XSS
Patched in Version: 3.5.3
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.5.3.

8.  EditorsKit

Plugin: EditorsKit
Vulnerability: Contributor+ Arbitrary PHP Code Execution
Patched in Version: 1.31.6
Severity Score: Critical

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.31.6.

9. Pinterest AutomTravelpayouts

Plugin: Travelpayouts
Vulnerability: CSRF Bypass due to Outdated Redux Framework
Patched in Version: 1.0.17
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.0.17.

10. Availability Calendar

Plugin: Availability Calendar
Vulnerability: Authenticated SQL Injection
Patched in Version: 1.2.1
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.2.1.

Plugin: Availability Calendar
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.2.1
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.2.1.

11. SEO Redirection

Plugin: SEO Redirection
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version: 7.1
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 7.1.

Plugin: SEO Redirection
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 7.4
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 7.4.

Plugin: SEO Redirection
Vulnerability: Arbitrary Redirect Deletion via CSRF
Patched in Version: 7.9
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 7.9.

12. Simple Social Media Share Buttons

Plugin: Simple Social Media Share Buttons
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 3.2.4
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 4.14.4.

Plugin:
Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 7.3.2
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 7.3.2.

14. Download from files 

Plugin: Download from files 
Vulnerability: Unauthenticated Arbitrary File Upload
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: Critical

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

15. Support Board

Plugin: Support Board
Vulnerability: Multiple Unauthenticated SQL Injections
Patched in Version: 3.3.4
Severity Score: Critical

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.3.4.

16. Find My Blocks

Plugin: Find My Blocks
Vulnerability: Private Post Titles Disclosure
Patched in Version: 3.4.0
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.4.0.

17. Dflip Lite

Plugin: Dflip Lite
Vulnerability: Contributor+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.7.10
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.7.10.

18. Compact WP Audio Player

Plugin: Compact WP Audio Player
Vulnerability: Setting Change via CSRF
Patched in Version: 1.9.7
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.9.7.

Plugin: Compact WP Audio Player
Vulnerability: Contributor+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.9.7
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.9.7.

19. Shared Files

Plugin: Shared Files
Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.6.57
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.6.57.

20. 4k-icon-fonts-for-visual-composer

Plugin:
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

21. Ad Blocker Notify Lite

Plugin: Ad Blocker Notify Lite
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

22. affiliate-pro 

Plugin:
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

21. AMP extensions 

Plugin: AMP extensions 
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

22. Aoi Tori

Plugin: Aoi Tori
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

23. Awesome Support – WordPress HelpDesk & Support Plugin 

Plugin: Awesome Support – WordPress HelpDesk & Support Plugin 
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

24. betteroptin

Plugin: betteroptin
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

25. Border Loading Bar

Plugin: Border Loading Bar
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

26. Catchers Helpdesk and Ticket system for Support 

Plugin: Catchers Helpdesk and Ticket system for Support 
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

27. Bootstrap Categories Gallery 

Plugin: Bootstrap Categories Gallery 
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

28. Woocommerce Categories in gallery format

Plugin: Woocommerce Categories in gallery format
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

29. WordPress Form Customizer | CF7 Customizer

Plugin: WordPress Form Customizer | CF7 Customizer
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

30. ClinicalWP Core

Plugin: ClinicalWP Core
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

31. Facebook Page Feed Timeline

Plugin: Facebook Page Feed Timeline
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

32. Custom Scrollbar Designer

Plugin: Custom Scrollbar Designer
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

33. Custom Text Selection Colors

Plugin: Custom Text Selection Colors
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

34. Disable Image Right Click 

Plugin: Disable Image Right Click 
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

35. Easy Gallery Slideshow

Plugin: Easy Gallery Slideshow
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

36. Easy Google Map

Plugin: Easy Google Map
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

37. Easy Justified Gallery

Plugin: Easy Justified Gallery
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

38. Share Posts To Email

Plugin: Share Posts To Email
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

39. Exit Popup Show

Plugin: Exit Popup Show
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

40. Flight Search Widget and Blocks

Plugin: Flight Search Widget and Blocks
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

41. Icons with Links Widget 

Plugin: Icons with Links Widget 
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

42. ICustomizer

Plugin: ICustomizer
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

43. Live Chat for Fanpage 

Plugin: Live Chat for Fanpage
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

44. Media Mirror

Plugin: Media Mirror
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

45. WP Mobile Menu – The Mobile-Friendly Responsive Menu

Plugin: WP Mobile Menu – The Mobile-Friendly Responsive Menu
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: 2.8.2.3
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.8.2.3.

46. Popup Modal For Youtube 

Plugin: Popup Modal For Youtube 
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

47. Project2App – Turn Your WordPress Site into an Android App 

Plugin: Project2App – Turn Your WordPress Site into an Android App 
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

48. Seatgeek Affiliate Tickets

Plugin: Seatgeek Affiliate Tickets
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

49. SEO-Dashboard by gutewebsites.de 

Plugin: SEO-Dashboard by gutewebsites.de 
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

50. Share Woocommerce to Email

Plugin: Share Woocommerce to Email
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

51. Simple Behance Portfolio

Plugin: Simple Behance Portfolio
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

52. Stars Menu

Plugin: Stars Menu
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

53. Station Pro Plugin

Plugin: Station Pro Plugin
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: 2.2.2
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.2.2.

Plugin: Sticky
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

55. tcS3

Plugin: tcS3
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

56. Events Shortcodes For The Events Calendar

Plugin: Events Shortcodes For The Events Calendar
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: 1.7.2
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.7.2.

57. Titan Framework

Plugin: Titan Framework
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

58. Total Sales For Woocommerce

Plugin: Total Sales For Woocommerce
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

59. tr-easy-google-analytics

Plugin:
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

60. Venture Event Manager

Plugin: Venture Event Manager
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: 3.2.5
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.2.5.

61. W3SCloud Contact Form 7 to Zoho CRM

Plugin: W3SCloud Contact Form 7 to Zoho CRM
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: 2.1.0
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.1.0.

62. WebHotelier for WordPress

Plugin: WebHotelier for WordPress
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

63. Product Limited Time Availability Date for woocommerce

Plugin: Product Limited Time Availability Date for woocommerce
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

64. Request Quote via Whatsapp for Woocommerce

Plugin: Request Quote via Whatsapp for Woocommerce
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

65. Woosaleskit Bar

Plugin: Woosaleskit Bar
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

66. Yandex Money button

Plugin: Yandex Money button
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) – Titan Framework
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

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

67. PlanSo Forms

Plugin: PlanSo Forms
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: Low

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

68. Advanced Menu Manager

Plugin: Advanced Menu Manager
Vulnerability: Unauthorised Menu Edition via CSRF
Patched in Version: 3.0
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.0.

Plugin: Advanced Menu Manager
Vulnerability: Unauthorised Menu Creation/Deletion
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: Medium

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

69. Shopping Cart & eCommerce Store

Plugin: Shopping Cart & eCommerce Store
Vulnerability: CSRF to Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 5.1.1
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 5.1.1.

70. PDF Light Viewer 

Plugin: PDF Light Viewer
Vulnerability: Authenticated Command Injection
Patched in Version: 1.4.12
Severity Score: Low

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

Plugin:
Vulnerability: Contributor+ Stored XSS
Patched in Version: 1.4.2
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.4.2.

72. On Page SEO + Whatsapp Chat Button

Plugin: On Page SEO + Whatsapp Chat Button
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.0.2
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.0.2.

73. eID Easy

Plugin: eID Easy
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 4.7
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 4.7.

74. BulletProof Security

Plugin: BulletProof Security
Vulnerability: Sensitive Information Disclosure
Patched in Version: 5.2
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 5.2.

WordPress Theme Vulnerabilities

1. Avada

Theme: Avada
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 7.4.2
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 7.4.2.

Theme: Avada
Vulnerability: Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 7.4.2
Severity Score:

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 7.4.2.

A Note on Responsible Disclosure

You might be wondering why a vulnerability would be disclosed if it gives hackers an exploit to attack. Well, it is very common for a security researcher to find and privately report the vulnerability to the software developer.

With responsible disclosure, the researcher’s initial report is made privately to the developers of the company that owns the software, but with an agreement that the full details will be published once a patch has been made available. For significant security vulnerabilities, there may be a slight delay in disclosing the vulnerability to give more people time to patch.

The security researcher may provide a deadline for the software developer to respond to the report or to provide a patch. If this deadline is not met, then the researcher may publicly disclose the vulnerability to put pressure on the developer to issue a patch.

Publicly disclosing a vulnerability and seemingly introducing a Zero-Day vulnerability–a type of vulnerability that has no patch and is being exploited in the wild– may seem counterproductive. But, it is the only leverage that a researcher has to pressure the developer to patch the vulnerability.

If a hacker were to discover the vulnerability, they could quietly use the Exploit and cause damage to the end-user(this is you), while the software developer remains content on leaving the vulnerability unpatched. Google’s Project Zero has similar guidelines when it comes to disclosing vulnerabilities. They publish the full details of the vulnerability after 90 days whether or not the vulnerability has been patched.

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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