CVSS 3.1 Score 6.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Sep 28, 2023
Updated: Nov 7, 2023


CVE-2023-5233 is a vulnerability found in the Font Awesome Integration plugin for WordPress, affecting versions up to and including 5.0. This vulnerability allows authenticated attackers with contributor-level and above permissions to inject arbitrary web scripts using the 'fawesome' shortcode. Insufficient input sanitization and output escaping on user supplied attributes make it possible for these scripts to execute whenever a user accesses an injected page. The risk score for this vulnerability is 25, with a base severity of MEDIUM and a base score of 6.4 according to the CVSS:3.1 vector string. The potential danger to organizations includes the possibility of unauthorized code execution and potential compromise of user data or site functionality. It is recommended that affected users update to a patched version of the plugin as soon as it becomes available to remediate this vulnerability.


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