CVSS 3.1 Score 5.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Oct 25, 2023
Updated: Nov 7, 2023


CVE-2023-5126 is a vulnerability found in the Delete Me plugin for WordPress, affecting versions up to and including 3.0. It is classified as a Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability due to insufficient input sanitization and output escaping on user-supplied attributes. This allows authenticated attackers with contributor-level and above permissions to inject arbitrary web scripts that will execute when users access the injected page. The shortcode used for the attack is not visible to administrators, so it cannot be used against them. The vulnerability has a base score of 5.4 (Medium) according to NVD, with a low impact on integrity and confidentiality. Remediation measures should include updating the Delete Me plugin to the latest version or finding an alternative solution to mitigate this risk.

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