CVSS 3.1 Score 5.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Oct 31, 2023
Updated: Nov 8, 2023


A vulnerability with the CVE ID name CVE-2023-5237 has been identified in the Memberlite Shortcodes WordPress plugin before version 1.3.9. This vulnerability allows users with a role as low as contributor to perform Stored Cross-Site Scripting attacks. These attacks can target high privilege users, such as admin. The vulnerability arises due to the plugin's failure to validate and escape some of its shortcode attributes before outputting them on the page. Organizations using this plugin should update to version 1.3.9 or higher to remediate the vulnerability and mitigate the risk of exploitation. The base severity of this vulnerability is rated as MEDIUM with a base score of 5.4 according to NIST's Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) version 3.1, indicating a moderate level of danger for affected organizations.

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