CVSS 3.1 Score 5.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Sep 28, 2023
Updated: Nov 7, 2023


CVE-2023-5232 is a vulnerability in the Font Awesome More Icons plugin for WordPress versions up to and including 3.5. The vulnerability allows authenticated attackers with contributor-level or higher permissions to inject malicious web scripts through the 'icon' shortcode, leading to stored cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. This can result in arbitrary code execution when users access the affected pages. The risk score for this vulnerability is 25, with a base severity level of MEDIUM. Remediation should involve updating the Font Awesome More Icons plugin to a version that includes sufficient input sanitization and output escaping to mitigate the XSS vulnerability.

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