CVSS 3.1 Score 8.8 of 10 (high)


Published Mar 13, 2024


CVE-2023-5663 is a vulnerability affecting the News Announcement Scroll plugin for WordPress versions up to and including 9.0.0. This vulnerability is categorized as a SQL Injection, resulting from insufficient escaping on the user-supplied parameter and lack of preparation on the existing SQL query. The vulnerability allows authenticated attackers with contributor-level permissions or higher to insert additional SQL queries into existing queries, potentially leading to the extraction of sensitive information from the database. The base severity of this vulnerability is rated as HIGH with a base score of 8.8 according to CVSS:3.1 standards. The exploitability score is 2.8, indicating a moderate level of difficulty for attackers to exploit this vulnerability. It poses a significant risk to organizations using the affected plugin, as it can result in unauthorized access and exposure of confidential data stored in the WordPress database.

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