CVSS 3.1 Score 5.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Dec 14, 2023
Updated: Dec 18, 2023


CVE-2023-49846 is an Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting') vulnerability that affects the Author Avatars List/Block plugin versions up to 2.1.17. This vulnerability allows for stored cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. The vulnerability has a base severity rating of MEDIUM with a base score of 5.4 according to NVD. The exploitability score is 2.3, indicating a low level of difficulty for an attacker to exploit this vulnerability remotely over the network. The impact score is 2.7, indicating low integrity and confidentiality impacts, and no availability impact. To remediate this vulnerability, users are advised to update the Author Avatars List/Block plugin to version 2.1.18 or later, which should address the issue and mitigate the risk of XSS attacks on affected systems.

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