CVSS 3.1 Score 6.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Nov 22, 2023
Updated: Nov 27, 2023


CVE-2023-5338 is a vulnerability found in the Theme Blvd Shortcodes plugin for WordPress. The vulnerability allows for Stored Cross-Site Scripting, affecting versions up to and including 1.6.8 of the plugin. The issue arises from insufficient input sanitization and output escaping on user-supplied attributes, enabling authenticated attackers with contributor-level and above permissions to inject arbitrary web scripts into pages. These injected scripts will execute whenever a user accesses the affected page. The vulnerability has a base severity of MEDIUM, with a base score of 6.4 according to CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N vector string. It poses a potential danger to organizations using the vulnerable plugin as it could lead to unauthorized code execution and compromise the integrity and confidentiality of user data. To remediate this vulnerability, users should update their Theme Blvd Shortcodes plugin to a version that addresses the issue, once it becomes available.

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