CVSS 3.1 Score 6.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Oct 4, 2023
Updated: Nov 7, 2023


CVE-2023-5357 is a vulnerability found in the Instagram for WordPress plugin for WordPress, affecting versions up to and including 2.1.6. The vulnerability allows authenticated attackers with contributor-level and above permissions to inject arbitrary web scripts using shortcodes, leading to stored cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. This can result in the execution of malicious scripts whenever a user accesses an injected page. The risk score for this vulnerability is 25, with a base severity of MEDIUM. To remediate this vulnerability, users should update the Instagram for WordPress plugin to a version that includes proper input sanitization and output escaping. The danger posed by this vulnerability lies in the potential for attackers to compromise user accounts, steal sensitive information, or perform further malicious actions within an organization's WordPress environment.


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