CVSS 3.1 Score 5.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Sep 16, 2023
Updated: Nov 7, 2023


CVE-2023-5001 is a vulnerability in the Horizontal scrolling announcement for WordPress plugin for WordPress, affecting versions up to and including 9.2. The vulnerability allows authenticated attackers with contributor-level and above permissions to inject arbitrary web scripts in pages using the 'horizontal-scrolling' shortcode. This can lead to stored cross-site scripting attacks, where the injected scripts execute whenever a user accesses an affected page. The risk score of this vulnerability is 25, with a base severity of MEDIUM according to NIST's National Vulnerability Database (NVD). Remediation measures should include updating the plugin to a version that includes sufficient input sanitization and output escaping to prevent exploitation. The potential danger posed by this vulnerability includes compromising the integrity of affected websites and potentially exposing users to malicious activities.

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