CVSS 3.1 Score 6.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Dec 19, 2023
Updated: Dec 22, 2023


CVE-2023-5432 is a vulnerability affecting the Jquery news ticker plugin for WordPress up to version 3.1. This vulnerability allows authenticated attackers with contributor-level and above permissions to inject arbitrary web scripts using the 'jquery-news-ticker' shortcode. The injected scripts will execute whenever a user accesses an injected page, posing a potential danger to organizations using the affected versions of the plugin. To remediate this vulnerability, users should update to a version of the plugin that includes sufficient input sanitization and output escaping for user-supplied attributes. The base severity of this vulnerability is rated as MEDIUM with a base score of 6.4, indicating its significance in terms of potential impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.


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