CVSS 3.1 Score 5.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Nov 27, 2023
Updated: Nov 30, 2023


CVE-2023-4514 is a vulnerability affecting the Mmm Simple File List WordPress plugin through version 2.3. It allows users with the contributor role and above to perform Stored Cross-Site Scripting attacks. This vulnerability arises because the plugin fails to properly validate and escape certain shortcode attributes before outputting them on a page or post where the shortcode is embedded. The base severity of this vulnerability is rated as MEDIUM, with a base score of 5.4 according to NVD@NIST. The risk score is 25, and the exploitability score is 2.3. Remediation for this vulnerability would involve updating the affected WordPress plugin to a secure version or applying any available patches provided by the plugin developer. If left unaddressed, this vulnerability poses a potential danger to organizations using the vulnerable plugin, as it could allow malicious actors to inject and execute arbitrary JavaScript code on affected websites, leading to various security risks such as data theft or unauthorized access.


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