CVSS 3.1 Score 5.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Nov 7, 2023
Updated: Jan 21, 2024


CVE-2023-5577 is a vulnerability affecting Bitly's plugin for WordPress versions up to 2.7.1. This vulnerability allows authenticated attackers with contributor-level and above permissions to inject arbitrary web scripts through the plugin's 'wpbitly' shortcode, potentially leading to stored cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. The issue arises due to insufficient input sanitization and output escaping on user-supplied attributes. Organizations using the affected versions of the Bitly plugin should update to the latest version available to remediate this vulnerability. The risk score for CVE-2023-5577 is 25, indicating a medium severity level.

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