CVSS 3.1 Score 6.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Nov 7, 2023
Updated: Nov 14, 2023


CVE-2023-5661 is a vulnerability found in the Social Feed plugin for WordPress versions up to and including This vulnerability is categorized as Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) and is caused by insufficient input sanitization and output escaping on user-supplied attributes in the plugin's 'socialfeed' shortcode. The vulnerability allows authenticated attackers with author-level or higher permissions to inject arbitrary web scripts, which will execute whenever a user accesses an injected page. This vulnerability has a base severity of MEDIUM and a base score of 6.4 according to the CVSS:3.1 scoring system. The affected products include various versions of WordPress plugins, posing potential danger to organizations using these plugins on their websites. To remediate this vulnerability, users are advised to update the Social Feed plugin to a version that includes a fix for this issue, once it becomes available.

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