CVSS 3.1 Score 5.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Feb 8, 2024
Updated: Mar 5, 2024


CVE-2023-5665 is a vulnerability found in the Payment Forms for Paystack plugin for WordPress, affecting all versions up to and including 3.4.1. The vulnerability allows authenticated attackers with contributor-level and above permissions to inject arbitrary web scripts through the plugin's shortcodes, leading to stored cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. This means that whenever a user accesses an injected page, the injected script will execute. The vulnerability has a CVSS base score of 5.4, indicating a medium severity level. It requires low privileges and user interaction, and its impact on integrity and confidentiality is low. To remediate this vulnerability, users should update the plugin to a version that includes sufficient input sanitization and output escaping mechanisms to prevent XSS attacks. Organizations using affected versions of the plugin should be cautious as this vulnerability could potentially expose sensitive information or lead to unauthorized actions on their websites or applications.

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