CVSS 3.1 Score 6.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Nov 22, 2023
Updated: Nov 28, 2023


CVE-2023-5662 is a vulnerability in the Sponsors plugin for WordPress, affecting all versions up to and including 3.5.0. The vulnerability is classified as a Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) issue, resulting from insufficient input sanitization and output escaping on user supplied attributes. Authenticated attackers with contributor-level and above permissions can exploit this vulnerability by injecting arbitrary web scripts in pages, which will be executed whenever a user accesses an injected page. The base severity of this vulnerability is rated as MEDIUM, with a base score of 6.4 according to the CVSS:3.1 scoring system. It poses a potential risk to organizations using the affected plugin, as it allows for unauthorized execution of malicious scripts on their websites. To remediate this vulnerability, users should update their Sponsors plugin to a version beyond 3.5.0 where the issue has been addressed.

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