CVSS 3.1 Score 6.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Oct 31, 2023
Updated: Nov 7, 2023


CVE-2023-5116 is a vulnerability affecting the Live updates from Excel plugin for WordPress versions up to 2.3.2. The vulnerability, categorized as CWE-79 (Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation), allows authenticated attackers with contributor-level permissions or higher to execute arbitrary web scripts in pages by exploiting a stored cross-site scripting issue in the plugin's 'ipushpull_page' shortcode. This occurs due to insufficient input sanitization and output escaping on user-supplied attributes. The base severity of this vulnerability is rated as MEDIUM, with a base score of 6.4 according to CVSS:3.1. It poses a low risk to integrity and confidentiality, and there is no impact on availability. To remediate the vulnerability, users should update the Live updates from Excel plugin for WordPress to a version beyond 2.3.2.

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