CVSS 3.1 Score 8.8 of 10 (high)


Published Oct 25, 2023
Updated: Nov 7, 2023
CWE ID 862


CVE-2023-5311 is a high-severity vulnerability that affects the WP EXtra plugin for WordPress versions up to and including 6.2. It allows authenticated attackers with subscriber-level permissions and above to modify the contents of .htaccess files in a site's root directory or specific folders, leading to remote code execution. This vulnerability poses a significant danger to organizations as it can potentially compromise the integrity and confidentiality of their WordPress websites. To remediate this vulnerability, users should update their WP EXtra plugin to a version beyond 6.2, which includes the necessary capability check on the register() function.

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