CVSS 3.1 Score 7.2 of 10 (high)


Published Sep 25, 2023
Updated: Nov 7, 2023
CWE ID 434


CVE-2023-4238 is a vulnerability in the Prevent files / folders access WordPress plugin versions prior to 2.5.2. This vulnerability allows attackers to upload arbitrary files, such as PHP, on the server without proper validation of the uploaded files. The base severity of this vulnerability is rated as HIGH by NIST, with a base score of 7.2 out of 10. The privileges required for exploitation are also rated as HIGH, and there is no user interaction required. The attack vector is through the network, and it has a high impact on both integrity and confidentiality. The availability impact is also rated as HIGH. Organizations using this vulnerable plugin should update to version 2.5.2 or apply appropriate remediation measures to mitigate the potential danger posed by this vulnerability.


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