CVSS 3.1 Score 5.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Nov 7, 2023
Updated: Nov 14, 2023


CVE-2023-5658 is a vulnerability found in the WP MapIt plugin for WordPress. This vulnerability exists in all versions up to and including 2.7.1 and is categorized as CWE-79, which refers to improper neutralization of input during web page generation (cross-site scripting). The vulnerability allows authenticated attackers with contributor-level permissions or above to execute arbitrary web scripts by injecting them through the plugin's 'wp_mapit' shortcode. The impact of this vulnerability is considered medium, with a base score of 5.4 according to the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). To remediate this vulnerability, users should update their WP MapIt plugin to a version beyond 2.7.1, where the issue has been resolved. Organizations using this plugin should be aware of the risk it poses and take immediate action to patch it to prevent potential exploitation.

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