CVSS 3.1 Score 6.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Oct 30, 2023
Updated: Nov 13, 2023


CVE-2023-5362 is a vulnerability that affects the Carousel, Recent Post Slider, and Banner Slider plugin for WordPress up to version 2.0. The vulnerability 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 in pages. This could lead to the execution of malicious code whenever a user accesses an injected page. The vulnerability has a base severity rating of MEDIUM, with a base score of 6.4 according to CVSS:3.1. It poses a potential danger to organizations using the affected plugins as it allows for cross-site scripting attacks. To remediate the vulnerability, users should update their Carousel, Recent Post Slider, and Banner Slider plugins to versions beyond 2.0 or apply any security patches released by the plugin developer.

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