CVSS 3.1 Score 6.5 of 10 (medium)


Published Oct 31, 2023
Updated: Nov 7, 2023


The vulnerability with the CVE ID name CVE-2023-5437 affects the WP fade in text news plugin for WordPress in versions up to and including 12.0. It is susceptible to SQL Injection attacks due to insufficient escaping on user-supplied parameters and lack of sufficient preparation on existing SQL queries. This vulnerability allows authenticated attackers with subscriber-level and above permissions to append additional SQL queries into existing queries, potentially extracting sensitive information from the database. The vulnerability has a base severity rating of MEDIUM, with a base score of 6.5 according to NIST's National Vulnerability Database (NVD). Remediation for this vulnerability would require updating the plugin to a version that includes a fix for the SQL Injection vulnerability. Organizations using affected versions of the WP fade in text news plugin should prioritize patching or updating their installations to mitigate potential risks associated with this vulnerability.

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