CVE-2023-4838

CVSS 3.1 Score 6.4 of 10 (medium)

Details

Published Sep 9, 2023
Updated: Nov 7, 2023
CWE ID 79

Summary

CVE-2023-4838 is a vulnerability affecting the Simple Download Counter plugin for WordPress in versions up to and including 1.6. The vulnerability is due to insufficient input sanitization and output escaping on user-supplied attributes, allowing authenticated attackers with contributor-level permissions or higher to inject arbitrary web scripts in pages. This can lead to the execution of malicious code whenever a user accesses an injected page. The vulnerability has a base severity of MEDIUM, with low privileges required and no user interaction necessary. The affected products include various versions of the Simple Download Counter plugin for WordPress. To remediate the vulnerability, users should update to version 3.1 of the plugin or apply any available patches provided by the developer. Organizations should be aware of the potential danger this vulnerability poses as it could allow attackers to compromise their websites and potentially perform unauthorized actions on behalf of authenticated users.

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