WordPress Vulnerability Report: September 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 September 15, 2021 Report
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    WordPress Core Vulnerabilities

    Several WordPress core security issues were disclosed and fixed. WordPress 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!

    1. WordPress 5.4 to 5.8

    Vulnerability: Data Exposure via REST API
    Patched in Version: 5.8.1
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update all your sites today to WordPress 5.8.1.

    Vulnerability: Authenticated XSS in Block Editor
    Patched in Version: 5.8.1
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update all your sites today to WordPress 5.8.1.

    Vulnerability: Lodash Library Update
    Patched in Version: 5.8.1
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability has been patched, so you should update all your sites today to WordPress 5.8.1.

    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. Pinterest Automatic

    Plugin: Pinterest Automatic
    Vulnerability: Unauthenticated Arbitrary Options Update
    Patched in Version: 4.14.4
    Severity Score: Critical

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 4.14.4.

    2. WordPress Automatic

    Plugin: WordPress Automatic
    Vulnerability: Unauthenticated Arbitrary Options Update
    Patched in Version: 3.53.3
    Severity Score: Critical

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.53.3.

    3. ELEX WooCommerce Google Shopping 

    Plugin: ELEX WooCommerce Google Shopping 
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
    Patched in Version: 1.2.4
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.2.4.

    4. User Registration

    Plugin: User Registration
    Vulnerability: Low Privilege 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.

    5. uListing

    Plugin: uListing
    Vulnerability: Arbitrary Blog Option Update via CSRF
    Patched in Version: 2.0.9
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.0.9.

    6. Appointment Hour Booking 

    Plugin: Appointment Hour Booking 
    Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.3.16
    Severity Score: Low

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.3.16.

    Plugin: Appointment Hour Booking 
    Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored XSS
    Patched in Version: 1.3.17
    Severity Score: Low

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.3.17.

    7. UsersWP

    Plugin: UsersWP
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.2.2.29
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.2.2.29.

    8. PublishPress Editorial Calendar

    Plugin: PublishPress Editorial Calendar
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 3.5.1
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.5.1.

    9. Better Find and Replace

    Plugin: Better Find and Replace
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.2.9
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.2.9.

    10. CM Tooltip Glossary

    Plugin: CM Tooltip Glossary
    Vulnerability: Contributor+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 3.9.21
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.9.21.

    11. Bitcoin / AltCoin Payment Gateway for WooCommerce

    Plugin: Bitcoin / AltCoin Payment Gateway for WooCommerce
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.6.1
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.6.1.

    12. Modern Events Calendar Lite

    Plugin: Modern Events Calendar Lite
    Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 5.22.2
    Severity Score: Low

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 5.22.2.

    13. My Chatbot

    Theme: My Chatbot 
    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 theme until a patch is released.

    14. Duplicate Page

    Plugin: Duplicate Page
    Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 4.4.3
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 4.4.3.

    15. Weather Effect

    Plugin: Weather Effect
    Vulnerability: Admin+ 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.

    Plugin: Weather Effect
    Vulnerability: CSRF to Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.3.4
    Severity Score: High

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

    16. Chained Quiz

    Plugin: Chained Quiz
    Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored Cross Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.2.7.2
    Severity Score: Low

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.2.7.2.

    17. WP Academic People List

    Plugin: WP Academic People List 
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    18. Konnichiwa! Membership

    Plugin: Konnichiwa! Membership
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    Plugin: 3D Cover Carousel
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    20. More From Google 

    Plugin: More From Google 
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    21. simpleSAMLphp Authentication

    Plugin: simpleSAMLphp Authentication
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    22. Custom Menu Plugin

    Plugin: Custom Menu Plugin
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    23. Twitter Friends Widget

    Plugin: Twitter Friends Widget
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    24. RentPress

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

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

    25. SP Rental Manager

    Plugin: SP Rental Manager
    Vulnerability: Unauthenticated SQL Injection
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: High

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

    26. User Activation Email

    Plugin: User Activation Email
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    27. WP Google Maps

    Plugin: WP Google Maps
    Vulnerability: Multiple Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 8.1.13
    Severity Score: Low

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 8.1.13.

    28. GeoDirectory

    Plugin: GeoDirectory
    Vulnerability: Authenticated (admin+) Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
    Patched in Version: 2.1.1.3
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 4.4.3.

    29. TranslatePress

    Plugin: TranslatePress
    Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 2.0.9
    Severity Score: Low

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.0.9.

    30. Post Title Counter

    Plugin: Post Title Counter
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    31. YouTube Video Inserter

    Plugin: YouTube Video Inserter
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    32. Notices

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

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

    33. DJ EmailPublish

    Plugin: DJ EmailPublish
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    34. Yet Another bol.com Plugin

    Plugin: Yet Another bol.com Plugin
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    35. WP-T-Wap

    Plugin: WP-T-Wap
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    36. On Page SEO + Whatsapp Chat Button

    Plugin: On Page SEO + Whatsapp Chat Button
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    37. WP Scrippets

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

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

    38. WP Design Maps & Places

    Plugin: WP Design Maps & Places
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    39. Wise Agent Capture Forms

    Plugin: Wise Agent Capture Forms
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    40. Edit Comments XT 

    Plugin: Edit Comments XT 
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    41. RSVPMaker Excel

    Plugin: RSVPMaker Excel
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    42. Border Loading Bar

    Plugin: Border Loading Bar
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    43. Simple Matted Thumbnails

    Plugin: Simple Matted Thumbnails
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    44. WordPress Simple Shop

    Plugin: WordPress Simple Shop
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    45. WooCommerce Payment Gateway Per Category

    Plugin: WooCommerce Payment Gateway Per Category
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    46. Custom Website Data

    Plugin: Custom Website Data
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    Plugin: Advance Search
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    48. Integration of Moneybird for WooCommerce

    Plugin: Integration of Moneybird for WooCommerce
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    49. Spideranalyse

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

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

    50. OSD Subscribe

    Plugin: OSD Subscribe
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    51. Feedify Web Push Notifications

    Plugin: Feedify Web Push Notifications
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    52. Dropdown and scrollable Text

    Plugin: Dropdown and scrollable Text
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    53. GNU-Mailman Integration

    Plugin: GNU-Mailman Integration
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    54. Bug Library

    Plugin: Bug Library
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    55. SMS OVH

    Plugin: SMS OVH
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    56. MoolaMojo

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

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

    57. WordPress InviteBox Plugin

    Plugin: WordPress InviteBox Plugin
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: Medium

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

    58. wp-publications

    Plugin: wp-publications
    Vulnerability: Local File Inclusion
    Patched in Version: No known fix
    Severity Score: High

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

    59. Timetable and Event Schedule by MotoPress

    Plugin: Timetable and Event Schedule by MotoPress
    Vulnerability: Author+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 2.3.19
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.3.19.

    Plugin: Comment Link Remove and Other Comment Tools
    Vulnerability: Arbitrary Comment Deletion via CSRF
    Patched in Version: 2.1.6
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 4.4.3.

    61. WP Simple Booking Calendar

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

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

    62. 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.

    63. Paid Member Subscriptions

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

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 4.4.3.

    64. Easy Accordion

    Plugin: Easy Accordion
    Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 2.0.22
    Severity Score: Low

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 4.4.3.

    WordPress Theme Vulnerabilities

    1. Enfold 

    Theme: Enfold 
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
    Patched in Version: 4.8.4
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 4.8.4.

    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 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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