CVSS 3.1 Score 5.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Sep 27, 2023
Updated: Nov 7, 2023


CVE-2023-5162 is a vulnerability in the Options for Twenty Seventeen plugin for WordPress, affecting versions up to and including 2.5.0. The vulnerability allows authenticated attackers with contributor-level and above permissions to inject arbitrary web scripts through the 'social-links' shortcode, leading to stored cross-site scripting. This can result in the execution of malicious scripts whenever a user accesses an injected page. The vulnerability has a base severity rating of MEDIUM with a base score of 5.4 according to To remediate this vulnerability, users should update their plugin to a version that includes proper input sanitization and output escaping for user-supplied attributes.

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