CVSS 3.1 Score 6.5 of 10 (medium)


Published Oct 31, 2023
Updated: Nov 7, 2023


CVE-2023-5434 is a vulnerability that affects the Superb slideshow gallery plugin for WordPress in versions up to and including 13.1. The vulnerability is due to insufficient escaping on the user supplied parameter and lack of sufficient preparation on the existing SQL query, making it possible for authenticated attackers with subscriber-level and above permissions to perform SQL injection attacks. This can allow them to append additional SQL queries into existing ones and potentially extract sensitive information from the database. The vulnerability has a CVE ID of CVE-2023-5434 and has a base severity of MEDIUM with a base score of 6.5. To remediate this vulnerability, users should update their Superb slideshow gallery plugin to a version that fixes the issue. The potential danger posed by this vulnerability is high confidentiality impact, as it can lead to unauthorized access and extraction of sensitive data from the affected organization's database.

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