CVE-2023-4521

CVSS 3.1 Score 9.8 of 10 (high)

Details

Published Sep 25, 2023
Updated: Nov 7, 2023
CWE ID 94

Summary

CVE-2023-4521 is a critical vulnerability affecting the Import XML and RSS Feeds WordPress plugin before version 2.1.5. This vulnerability allows unauthenticated attackers to execute remote code execution (RCE) due to the presence of a web shell. The plugin/vendor was not compromised, but the files were left behind after running a proof-of-concept for a previously reported issue. To remediate this vulnerability, users should update their plugin to version 2.1.5 or higher. This vulnerability poses a high danger to organizations as it allows attackers to gain unauthorized access and potentially control the affected WordPress site, leading to data breaches and other malicious activities.

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