CVSS 3.1 Score 6.5 of 10 (medium)


Published Oct 31, 2023
Updated: Nov 7, 2023


CVE-2023-5438 is a vulnerability found in the wp image slideshow plugin for WordPress, affecting versions up to and including 12.0. The vulnerability allows for SQL Injection attacks due to insufficient escaping on user-supplied parameters and lack of preparation on existing SQL queries. This can be exploited by authenticated attackers with subscriber-level and above permissions to inject additional SQL queries into existing ones, potentially leading to unauthorized access and extraction of sensitive information from the database. The vulnerability has a base severity rating of MEDIUM (6.5) and a confidentiality impact rating of HIGH. It has not been modified since its discovery and affects multiple products related to the plugin.

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