CVSS 3.1 Score 5.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Oct 30, 2023
Updated: Nov 7, 2023


CVE-2023-5164 is a vulnerability in the Bellows Accordion Menu plugin for WordPress, affecting versions up to and including 1.4.2. The vulnerability allows authenticated attackers with contributor-level and above permissions to inject arbitrary web scripts in pages using shortcodes, leading to stored cross-site scripting (XSS). This can result in the execution of malicious scripts whenever a user accesses an injected page. The risk score for this vulnerability is 25, with a base severity of MEDIUM. To remediate the issue, users should update to a version of the plugin that includes sufficient input sanitization and output escaping to prevent XSS attacks.

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