CVSS 3.1 Score 4.8 of 10 (medium)


Published Nov 20, 2023
Updated: Nov 24, 2023


CVE-2023-4970 is a cyber vulnerability that affects the PubyDoc WordPress plugin through version 2.0.6. This vulnerability allows high privilege users, such as admins, to perform Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks even when the unfiltered_html setting is disallowed. The risk score for this vulnerability is 25, indicating a medium level of severity. The exploitability score is 1.7, and the base score is 4.8, both indicating medium severity as well. Remediation for this vulnerability involves updating the PubyDoc WordPress plugin to a version that includes sanitization and escaping for its settings. If left unaddressed, this vulnerability poses a potential danger to organizations as it could allow malicious users to inject and execute malicious scripts on a targeted website, compromising user data and potentially leading to further exploitation of the system.

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