WordPress Vulnerability Report: August 2021, Part 3

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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 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 August 18, 2021 Report
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    WordPress Core Vulnerabilities

    No new WordPress core vulnerabilities have been disclosed this month.

    1. Clean Login

    Plugin: Clean Login
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.12.6.4
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.12.6.4.

    2. SliceWP

    Plugin: SliceWP
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
    Patched in Version: 1.0.46
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.0.46.

    3. WordPress Download Manager

    Plugin: WordPress Download Manager
    Vulnerability: Email Template Setting Update via CSRF
    Patched in Version: 3.2.13
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.2.13.

    4. SpeakOut! Email Petitions

    Plugin: SpeakOut! Email Petitions
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 2.13.3
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.13.3.

    5. Site Reviews

    Plugin: Site Reviews
    Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored XSS
    Patched in Version: 5.13.1
    Severity Score: Low

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 5.13.1.

    6. Tutor LMS

    Plugin: Tutor LMS
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.9.6
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.9.6.

    7. WPFront Notification Bar

    Plugin: WPFront Notification Bar
    Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored XSS
    Patched in Version: 2.1.08087
    Severity Score: Low

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.1.08087.

    8. Form Builder

    Plugin: Form Builder
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
    Patched in Version: 1.9.8.5
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.9.8.5.

    Plugin: Form Builder
    Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.9.8.4
    Severity Score: Low

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.9.8.4.

    9. WPvivid Backup

    Plugin: WPvivid Backup
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 0.9.56
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 0.9.56.

    10. AddToAny

    Plugin: AddToAny
    Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored XSS
    Patched in Version: 1.7.46
    Severity Score: Low

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.7.46.

    11. Stop Spammers Security

    Plugin: Stop Spammers Security
    Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored XSS
    Patched in Version: 2021.18
    Severity Score: Low

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2021.18.

    12. Keywords & Meta

    Plugin: Keywords & Meta
    Vulnerability: CSRF to Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: High

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

    13. Titan Framework 

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

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

    Affects Plugins:

    • 4k-icon-fonts-for-visual-composerNo known fix – plugin closed
    • adblock-notify-by-bwebNo known fix
    • affiliate-proNo known fix – plugin closed
    • amp-extensionsNo known fix
    • aoi-toriNo known fix
    • awesome-supportNo known fix
    • betteroptinNo known fix – plugin closed
    • border-loading-bar No known fix
    • catchers-helpdeskNo known fix
    • categories-galleryNo known fix
    • categories-gallery-woocommerce – No known fix
    • cf7-customizerNo known fix
    • clinicalwp-coreNo known fix
    • cool-facebook-page-feed-timelineNo known fix – plugin closed
    • custom-scroll-bar-designerNo known fix
    • custom-text-selection-colorsNo known fix
    • disable-image-right-clickNo known fix
    • easy-gallery-slideshowNo known fix
    • easy-google-mapNo known fix
    • easy-justified-galleryNo known fix
    • email-my-postsNo known fix
    • exit-popup-showNo known fix
    • flight-search-widget-blocksNo known fix
    • icons-with-links-widgetNo known fix – plugin closed
    • icustomizerNo known fix
    • live-chat-facebook-fanpageNo known fix
    • media-mirrorNo known fix
    • mobile-menuNo known fix
    • popup-modal-for-youtubeNo known fix
    • project-appNo known fix
    • seatgeek-affiliate-ticketsNo known fix
    • seo-dashboard-by-gutewebsites-deNo known fix
    • share-woocommerce-emailNo known fix
    • simple-behace-portfolioNo known fix
    • stars-menuNo known fix – plugin closed
    • station-proNo known fix
    • sticky-related-postsNo known fix – plugin closed
    • tcs3No known fix
    • template-events-calendarNo known fix
    • total-sales-for-woocommerceNo known fix
    • tr-easy-google-analyticsNo known fix – plugin closed
    • venture-event-managerNo known fix
    • w3s-cf7-zohoNo known fix
    • webhotelierNo known fix
    • woo-availability-dateNo known fix
    • woo-whatsapp-request-quoteNo known fix – plugin closed
    • woosaleskit-barNo known fix – plugin closed
    • yandex-money-buttonNo known fix

    14. WP Fusion Lite

    Plugin: WP Fusion Lite
    Vulnerability: CSRF to Data Deletion
    Patched in Version: 3.37.30
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.37.30.

    Plugin: WP Fusion Lite
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
    Patched in Version: 3.37.30
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.37.30.

    Plugin: WP Fusion Lite
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
    Patched in Version: 3.37.31
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.37.31.

    15. Block and Stop Bad Bots 

    Plugin: Block and Stop Bad Bots 
    Vulnerability: Authenticated SQL Injections
    Patched in Version: 6.60
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 6.60.

    16. WP Simple Booking Calendar

    Plugin: WP Simple Booking Calendar
    Vulnerability: Authenticated SQL Injections
    Patched in Version: 2.0.6
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    17. Paid Member Subscriptions

    Plugin: Paid Member Subscriptions
    Vulnerability: Authenticated SQL Injections
    Patched in Version: 2.4.2
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.4.2.

    18. Favicon by RealFaviconGenerator

    Plugin: Favicon by RealFaviconGenerator
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
    Patched in Version: 1.3.22
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.3.22.

    19. Alipay 

    Plugin: Alipay 
    Vulnerability: Authenticated SQL Injection
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    20. Cashtomer 

    Plugin: Cashtomer
    Vulnerability: Authenticated SQL Injection
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    21. WordPress Membership SwiftCloud.io

    Plugin: WordPress Membership SwiftCloud.io
    Vulnerability: Authenticated SQL Injection
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    22. WordPress Membership SwiftCloud.io

    Plugin: Comment Highlighter
    Vulnerability: Authenticated SQL Injection
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    23. Easy Testimonial Manager

    Plugin: Easy Testimonial Manager
    Vulnerability: Authenticated SQL Injection
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    24. Embed Youtube Video 

    Plugin: Embed Youtube Video 
    Vulnerability: Authenticated SQL Injection
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    25. Quiz And Survey Master 

    Plugin: Quiz And Survey Master 
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 7.1.14
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 7.1.14.

    26. Book appointment Online

    Plugin: Book appointment Online
    Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
    Patched in Version: 1.39
    Severity Score: Low

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.39.

    27. miniOrange’s Google Authenticator

    Plugin: miniOrange’s Google Authenticator
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 5.4.40
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 5.4.40.

    28. Two Factor Authentication

    Plugin: Two Factor Authentication
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.0.8
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.0.8.

    29. Daily Prayer Time 

    Plugin: Daily Prayer Time 
    Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored XSS
    Patched in Version: 2021.08.10
    Severity Score: Low

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2021.08.10.

    30. Custom Post View Generator 

    Plugin: Custom Post View Generator 
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: High

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

    31. FV Flowplayer Video Player

    Plugin: FV Flowplayer Video Player 
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 7.5.3.727
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 7.5.3.727.

    Plugin: Picture Gallery  
    Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored XSS
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Low

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

    33. Software License Manager

    Plugin: Software License Manager 
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 4.4.8 (Plugin Closed)
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 4.4.8.

    34. Per Page Add to Head 

    Plugin: Per Page Add to Head
    Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored XSS
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Low

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

    Plugin: Per Page Add to Head
    Vulnerability: CSRF to Stored XSS
    Patched in Version: 1.4.4 (Plugin Closed)
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.4.4.

    35. Securimage-WP-Fixed

    Plugin: Securimage-WP-Fixed
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: High

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

    36. Image Export

    Plugin: Image Export
    Vulnerability: Directory Traversal
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Critical

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

    37. Content text slider on post

    Plugin: Content text slider on post 
    Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
    Patched in Version: 6.9
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 6.9.

    38. Contact Form Generator 

    Plugin: Contact Form Generator 
    Vulnerability: Multiple Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: High

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

    39. Calendar_plugin

    Plugin: Calendar_plugin 
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: High

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

    40. Add Sidebar

    Plugin: Add Sidebar 
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: High

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

    41. WP SEO Tags 

    Plugin: WP SEO Tags  
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: High

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

    42. Moova for WooCommerce

    Plugin: Moova for WooCommerce 
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: High

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

    43. jQuery Tagline Rotator

    Plugin: jQuery Tagline Rotator
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: High

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

    44. Plugmatter Pricing Table Lite

    Plugin: Plugmatter Pricing Table Lite
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: High

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

    45. Simple Popup Newsletter

    Plugin: Simple Popup Newsletter
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: High

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

    46. TypoFR 

    Plugin: TypoFR 
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: High

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

    47. WP Songbook  

    Plugin: WP Songbook 
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: High

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

    48. Custom Post Type Relations 

    Plugin: Custom Post Type Relations
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: High

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

    49. 2Way VideoCalls and Random Chat

    Plugin: 2Way VideoCalls and Random Chat
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: High

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

    50. WP Fountain 

    Plugin: WP Fountain 
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: High

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

    51. Media Usage 

    Plugin: Media Usage 
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: High

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

    52. Scribble Maps 

    Plugin: Scribble Maps
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: High

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

    53. Multiplayer Games

    Plugin: Multiplayer Games
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: High

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

    54. Skaut bazar

    Plugin: Skaut bazar
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: High

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

    55. Smart Email Alerts

    Plugin: Smart Email Alerts
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: High

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

    56. Simple Behance Portfolio

    Plugin: Simple Behance Portfolio
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: High

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

    WordPress Theme Vulnerabilities

    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

    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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