WordPress Vulnerability Report – August 17, 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!

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WordPress Core Vulnerabilities

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.

  • No new WordPress core vulnerabilities were disclosed this week.

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.

Social Slider Feed

Product image for Social Slider Feed.
Installations
80,000+
Vulnerability
Admin+ Stored XSS via Feeds
Patched in Version
2.0.7
Severity Score
Low
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 2.0.7.

Visual Portfolio

Product image for Visual Portfolio, Photo Gallery & Post Grid.
Installations
60,000+
Vulnerability
Contributor+ CSS Injection; Unauthenticated CSS Injection
Patched in Version
2.19.0
Severity Score
Medium
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 2.19.0.

Multivendor Marketplace Solution for WooCommerce

Product image for Multivendor Marketplace Solution for WooCommerce – WC Marketplace.
Installations
9,000+
Vulnerability
Multiple Reflected Cross-Site Scripting; Unauthenticated LFI; Unauthorised AJAX Calls
Patched in Version
3.8.12
Severity Score
Medium
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 3.8.12.

Fast Flow

Product image for Fast Flow.
Plugin
Fast Flow
Installations
200+
Vulnerability
Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version
1.2.12
Severity Score
Medium
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 1.2.12.

WP Database Backup

Plugin
WP Database Backup
Vulnerability
Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version
5.9
Severity Score
Low
The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update to version 5.9.

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.

Simple Single Sign On

Vulnerability
Authentication Bypass
Patched in Version
No Fix
Severity Score
High
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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Never worry about running a vulnerable plugin or theme again.

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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You can receive an email report if your site is running vulnerable versions of a plugin, theme, or WordPress core. Customize the email addresses that receive scan results.

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