WordPress Vulnerability Report: October 2021, Part 1

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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 October 6, 2021 Report
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    WordPress Core Vulnerabilities

    The lastest version of WordPress core is 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. WP DSGVO Tools

    Plugin: WP DSGVO Tools
    Vulnerability: Unauthenticated Plugin’s Settings Update to Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 3.1.24 – plugin closed
    Severity Score: High

    This vulnerability has been patched, but the plugin has been closed. You should find a replacement ASAP.

    2. Great Quotes

    Plugin: Great Quotes
    Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix – plugin closed
    Severity Score: Low

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

    3. WP Debugging

    Plugin: WP Debugging
    Vulnerability: Unauthenticated Plugin’s Settings Update
    Patched in Version: 2.11.0
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.11.0.

    4. Check & Log Email

    Plugin: Check & Log Email
    Vulnerability: Admin+ SQL Injections
    Patched in Version: 1.0.3
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.0.3.

    Plugin: Permalink Manager Lite
    Vulnerability: Admin+ SQL Injection
    Patched in Version: 2.2.13.1
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.2.13.1.

    6. WooCommerce Product Table Lite

    Plugin: WooCommerce Product Table Lite
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 2.4.0
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.4.0.

    7. WP Table Builder

    Plugin: WP Table Builder
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.3.10
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.3.10.

    8. Visual Form Builder

    Plugin: Visual Form Builder
    Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 3.0.4
    Severity Score: Low

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.0.4.

    9. NinjaForms

    Plugin: NinjaForms
    Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 3.5.8.2
    Severity Score: Low

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.5.8.2.

    10. Wappointment

    Plugin: Wappointment
    Vulnerability: Unauthenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 2.2.5
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.2.5.

    11. Countdown and CountUp, WooCommerce Sales Timers

    Plugin: Countdown and CountUp, WooCommerce Sales Timers
    Vulnerability: CSRF to Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.5.8
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.5.8.

    11. uListing

    Plugin: uListing
    Vulnerability: Settings Update via CSRF
    Patched in Version: 2.0.6
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    Plugin: uListing
    Vulnerability: Unauthenticated SQL Injection
    Patched in Version: 2.0.4
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.0.4.

    Plugin: uListing
    Vulnerability: Unauthenticated Privilege Escalation
    Patched in Version: 2.0.6
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    Plugin: uListing
    Vulnerability: Modify User Roles via CSRF
    Patched in Version: 2.0.6
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    Plugin: uListing
    Vulnerability: Multiple CSRF
    Patched in Version: 2.0.6
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    Plugin: uListing
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 2.0.6
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    Plugin: uListing
    Vulnerability: Authenticated IDOR
    Patched in Version: 2.0.6
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    12. YITH Maintenance Mode

    Plugin: YITH Maintenance Mode
    Vulnerability: Multiple Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.4.0
    Severity Score: Low

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.4.0.

    Plugin: YITH Maintenance Mode
    Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.3.8
    Severity Score: Low

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.3.8.

    13. WordPress Contact Forms by Cimatti

    Plugin: WordPress Contact Forms by Cimatti
    Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.4.12
    Severity Score: Low

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

    14. OG Tags

    Plugin: OG Tags
    Vulnerability: Plugin’s Settings Update via CSRF
    Patched in Version: 2.0.2
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    15. Connections Business Directory

    Plugin: Connections Business Directory
    Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 10.4.3
    Severity Score: Low

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 10.4.3.

    16. Flat Preloader

    Plugin: Flat Preloader
    Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.5.5
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.5.5.

    Plugin: Flat Preloader
    Vulnerability: CSRF to Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.54
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.5.4.

    17. Cool Tag Cloud

    Plugin: Cool Tag Cloud
    Vulnerability: Contributor+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 2.26
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.26.

    18. underConstruction

    Plugin: underConstruction
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.19
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.19.

    19. Restaurant Menu by MotoPress

    Plugin: Restaurant Menu by MotoPress
    Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored Cross Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix – plugin closed
    Severity Score: Low

    This vulnerability has NOT been patched. This plugin has been closed as of September 20, 2021. Uninstall and delete.

    20. AutomatorWP

    Plugin: AutomatorWP
    Vulnerability: Missing Authorization and Privilege Escalation
    Patched in Version: 1.7.6
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.7.6.

    21. WP Reactions Lite

    Plugin: WP Reactions Lite
    Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored Cross Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.3.6
    Severity Score: Low

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.3.6.

    22. Stylish Price List

    Plugin: Stylish Price List
    Vulnerability: Subscriber+ Arbitrary Image Upload
    Patched in Version: 6.9.1
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 6.9.1.

    Plugin: Stylish Price List
    Vulnerability: Unauthenticated Arbitrary Image Upload
    Patched in Version: 6.9.0
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 6.9.0.

    23 Easy Social Icons 

    Plugin: Easy Social Icons 
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 3.0.9
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.0.9.

    Plugin: Easy Social Icons 
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 3.1.3
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.1.3.

    24. WPeMatico RSS Feed Fetcher

    Plugin: WPeMatico RSS Feed Fetcher
    Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 2.6.12
    Severity Score: Low

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.6.12.

    25. WordPress Download Manager

    Plugin: WordPress Download Manager
    Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 3.2.16
    Severity Score: Low

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.2.16.

    26. Modern Events Calendar Lite

    Plugin: Modern Events Calendar Lite
    Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored Cross Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 5.22.3
    Severity Score: Low

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 5.22.3.

    27. Credova_Financial

    Plugin: Credova_Financial
    Vulnerability: Sensitive Information Disclosure
    Patched in Version: 1.4.9
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.4.9.

    28. JS Job Manager 

    Plugin: JS Job Manager 
    Vulnerability: Unauthenticated Arbitrary Plugin Installation/Activation
    Patched in Version: No known fix – plugin closed
    Severity Score: Critical

    This vulnerability has NOT been patched. This plugin has been closed as of September 30, 2021. Uninstall and delete.

    29. Events Made Easy

    Plugin: Events Made Easy
    Vulnerability: Multi CSRF to Stored Cross-Site Scripting & Event Deletion
    Patched in Version: 1.5.50
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.5.50.

    30. Stripe For WooCommerce

    Plugin: Stripe For WooCommerce
    Vulnerability: Missing Authorization Controls to Financial Account Hijacking
    Patched in Version: 3.3.10
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.3.10.

    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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