CVSS 3.1 Score 5.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Oct 20, 2023
Updated: Nov 7, 2023


CVE-2023-5109 is a vulnerability found in the WP Mailto Links – Protect Email Addresses plugin for WordPress. This vulnerability affects versions up to and including 3.1.3. It is classified as a Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability, resulting from insufficient input sanitization and output escaping on user-supplied attributes. Authenticated attackers with contributor-level and above permissions can exploit this vulnerability to inject arbitrary web scripts into pages, which will execute whenever a user accesses an injected page. The vulnerability was partially patched in version 3.1.3 and fully patched in version 3.1.4. It has a risk score of 26 and a base severity of MEDIUM according to the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). The potential danger this vulnerability poses to organizations is that it can allow attackers to execute malicious scripts within their WordPress site, potentially leading to unauthorized access, data theft, or other harmful actions.

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