CVSS 3.1 Score 5.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Oct 20, 2023
Updated: Nov 7, 2023


CVE-2023-5668 is a vulnerability found in the WhatsApp Share Button plugin for WordPress, affecting all versions up to and including 1.0.1. The vulnerability allows authenticated attackers with contributor-level permissions or higher to inject arbitrary web scripts using the plugin's 'whatsapp' shortcode. This can lead to stored cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, where malicious scripts are executed when users access the injected pages. The vulnerability is categorized as medium severity with a CVSS score of 5.4. Remediation of this vulnerability involves updating the plugin to a version that includes input sanitization and output escaping to prevent XSS attacks.

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