CVE-2023-5241

CVSS 3.1 Score 8.1 of 10 (high)

Details

Published Oct 19, 2023
Updated: Dec 22, 2023
CWE ID 22

Summary

CVE-2023-5241 is a vulnerability that affects the AI ChatBot for WordPress in versions up to 4.8.9 and 4.9.2. This vulnerability allows subscriber-level attackers to perform Directory Traversal, potentially leading to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack by appending "<?php" to critical files such as wp-config.php on the server. The vulnerability has a risk score of 26 and is categorized as CWE-22, indicating an improper limitation of a pathname to a restricted directory. The base severity of this vulnerability is rated as HIGH with a base score of 8.1 according to the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). Remediating the vulnerability involves updating the affected versions of AI ChatBot for WordPress to a version that addresses this issue. The potential danger posed by this vulnerability lies in the possibility of unauthorized access and manipulation of critical files, which can disrupt the functioning and security of an organization's WordPress website.

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