WordPress Vulnerability Report: November 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.

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WordPress Core Vulnerabilities

The latest version of WordPress core is 5.8.2. As a best practice, always be sure to run the latest version of WordPress core!

1. WordPress

Vulnerability: Expired DST Root CA X3 Certificate
Patched in Version: 5.8.2
Explanation:The wp-includes/certificates/ca-bundle.crt file contains a DST Root CA X3 which expired on September 30th, 2021, raising security warning in some cases.

The vulnerability has been patched, so make sure you are running WordPress 5.8.2.

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. Registrations for the Events Calendar

Plugin: Registrations for the Events Calendar
Vulnerability: Unauthenticated SQL Injection
Patched in Version: 2.7.6
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.7.6.

2. LoginWP 

Plugin: LoginWP 
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 3.0.0.5
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.0.0.5.

3. WooCommerce Currency Switcher

Plugin: WooCommerce Currency Switcher
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.3.7.1
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.3.7.1.

4. Secure Copy Content Protection and Content Locking

Plugin: Secure Copy Content Protection and Content Locking
Vulnerability: Subscriber+ Email Address Disclosure
Patched in Version: 2.8.2
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.8.2.

5. Bookly 

Plugin: Bookly 
Vulnerability: Staff Member Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 20.3.1
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 20.3.1.

6. Email Log

Plugin: Email Log
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 2.4.8
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.4.8.

7. Tawk.to Live Chat

Plugin: Tawk.to Live Chat
Vulnerability: Subscriber+ Visitor Monitoring & Chat Removal
Patched in Version: 0.6.0
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 0.6.0.

8. WP Data Access

Plugin: WP Data Access
Vulnerability: Admin+ SQL Injection
Patched in Version: 5.0.0
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 5.0.0.

9. PDF.js Viewer

Plugin: PDF.js Viewer
Vulnerability: Contributor+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 2.0.2
Severity Score: Medium

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

10. Backup and Restore

Plugin: Backup and Restore
Vulnerability: Admin+ Arbitrary File Deletion
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.

11. LearnPress 

Plugin: LearnPress 
Vulnerability: Admin+ SQL Injection
Patched in Version: 4.1.4
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 4.1.4.

12. Get Custom Field Values

Plugin: Get Custom Field Values
Vulnerability: Contributor+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 4.0.1
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 4.0.1.

13. Booking Package

Plugin: Booking Package
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.5.11
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.5.11.

14. Like Button Rating

Plugin: Like Button Rating
Vulnerability: Unauthorised Vote Export to Email & IP Addresses Disclosure
Patched in Version: 2.6.38
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.6.38.

15. Caldera Forms

Plugin: Caldera Forms
Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.9.5
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.9.5.

16. Starter Templates

Plugin: Starter Templates
Vulnerability: Contributor+ Block Import to Stored XSS
Patched in Version: 2.7.1
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.7.1.

17. Contact Form Email

Plugin: Contact Form Email
Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.3.25
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.3.25.

Plugin: Video Gallery – Vimeo and YouTube Gallery 
Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.1.5
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.1.5.

Plugin: WordPress Popular Posts
Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 5.3.4
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 5.3.4.

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