CVSS 3.1 Score 6.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Nov 15, 2023
Updated: Nov 21, 2023


CVE-2023-4889 is a vulnerability in the Shareaholic plugin for WordPress, affecting versions up to and including 9.7.8. This vulnerability allows authenticated attackers with contributor-level and above permissions to inject arbitrary web scripts using the 'shareaholic' shortcode, leading to stored cross-site scripting (XSS). The vulnerability arises due to insufficient input sanitization and output escaping on user-supplied attributes. It poses a potential danger to organizations using the affected versions of the Shareaholic plugin, as it allows attackers to execute malicious scripts whenever a user accesses an injected page. Remediation should involve updating the Shareaholic plugin to a version that includes fixes for this vulnerability.


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