WordPress Vulnerability Report – September 7, 2022


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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!

WordPress Core Vulnerabilities

WordPress 6.0.2 was released on August 30, 2022. This security and maintenance release features 12 bug fixes on Core, 5 bug fixes for the Block Editor, and 3 security fixes. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately.

WordPress Core

Vulnerability
Authenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting; SQLi via Link API; Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 6.0.2.

WordPress Core Dropping Support for WordPress Versions 3.7. – 4.0

In more WordPress core security news, the WordPress Security Team will no longer provide security updates for WordPress core versions 3.7 – 4.0. Please make sure all your WordPress sites are running the latest version.

BackupBuddy

We recently discovered a security vulnerability in our BackupBuddy plugin. The vulnerability could allow a breach of your WordPress site, so we are asking all customers to confirm your sites are running version 8.7.5 or higher of the BackupBuddy plugin. This vulnerability only impacts sites running BackupBuddy versions 8.5.8.0 through 8.7.4.1. Read more here.

BackupBuddy

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The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 8.7.5.

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.

SVG Support

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Plugin
SVG Support
Vulnerability
Author+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 2.5.

Beaver Builder

Product image for Beaver Builder – WordPress Page Builder.

Vulnerability
Authenticated Stored XSS via Caption On Hover; Authenticated Stored XSS via Caption
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 2.5.5.3.

Download Manager

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Vulnerability
Admin+ Arbitrary File/Folder Access via Path Traversal
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 3.2.55.

Booking Calendar

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Vulnerability
Arbitrary Translation Update via CSRF
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 9.2.2.

Restricted Site Access

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Vulnerability
Access Bypass via IP Spoofing
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 7.3.2.

Simple File List

The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 4.4.12.

Generate PDF using Contact Form 7

Product image for Generate PDF using Contact Form 7.

Vulnerability
Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 3.6.

CM Download Manager

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Vulnerability
Admin+ Arbitrary File Upload
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 2.8.6.

WP Cerber Security

Plugin
WP Cerber Security, Anti-spam & Malware Scan
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 9.1.

Wordlift

Plugin
WordLift – AI powered SEO – Schema
Vulnerability
Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 3.37.2.

Ldap WP Login / Active Directory Integration

Plugin
Ldap WP Login / Active Directory Integration
Vulnerability
Unauthenticated Settings Update to Auth Bypass; Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 3.0.2.

WP Socializer

Plugin
WP Socializer – Simple & Easy Social Media Share Icons
Vulnerability
Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 7.3.

Scripts Organizer

Vulnerability
Unauthenticated Arbitrary File Upload
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 3.0.

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.

CallRail Phone Call Tracking

Product image for CallRail Phone Call Tracking.

Vulnerability
Stored XSS via CSRF
Patched in Version
No Fix
The vulnerability has not been patched. You should deactivate the plugin.

MP3 jPlayer

Plugin
MP3-jPlayer
Patched in Version
No Fix
The vulnerability has not been patched and the plugin is closed. You should uninstall and delete the plugin.

SEO Smart Links

Vulnerability
Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version
No Fix
The vulnerability has not been patched and the plugin is closed. You should uninstall and delete the plugin.

Ketchup Restaurant Reservations

Vulnerability
Unauthenticated Stored XSS; Unauthenticated Blind SQLi
Patched in Version
No Fix
The vulnerability has not been patched and the plugin is closed. You should uninstall and delete the plugin.

Easy Org Chart

Vulnerability
Contributor+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version
No Fix
The vulnerability has not been patched and the plugin is closed. You should uninstall and delete the plugin.

Bitcoin / Altcoin Faucet

Vulnerability
Settings Update to Stored XSS via CSRF
Patched in Version
No Fix
The vulnerability has not been patched and the plugin is closed. You should uninstall and delete the plugin.

Login Block IPs

Vulnerability
Arbitrary Setting Update via CSRF
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

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.

  • Good news! No new WordPress theme vulnerabilities were disclosed this week.

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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.

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