CVE-2023-5469

CVSS 3.1 Score 5.4 of 10 (medium)

Details

Published Nov 22, 2023
Updated: Nov 28, 2023
CWE ID 79

Summary

CVE-2023-5469 is a vulnerability that affects the Drop Shadow Boxes plugin for WordPress up to version 1.7.13. It is classified as a Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability, resulting from insufficient input sanitization and output escaping on user-supplied attributes. This allows authenticated attackers with contributor-level and above permissions to inject arbitrary web scripts into pages, which will execute whenever a user accesses an injected page. The vulnerability has a base severity rating of MEDIUM and a base score of 5.4 according to NIST's National Vulnerability Database (NVD). Remediation for this vulnerability involves updating the plugin to a version that addresses the issue, once it becomes available. The potential danger it poses to organizations is that it enables malicious actors to execute unauthorized scripts on affected WordPress sites, potentially leading to unauthorized access or data theft.

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