CVSS 3.1 Score 5.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Nov 22, 2023
Updated: Dec 2, 2023


CVE-2023-5708 is a vulnerability found in the WP Post Columns plugin for WordPress, affecting all versions up to and including 2.2. The vulnerability allows authenticated attackers with contributor-level and above permissions to inject malicious web scripts via the plugin's 'column' shortcode. Insufficient input sanitization and output escaping on user-supplied attributes enable the execution of arbitrary scripts when a user accesses an injected page. The vulnerability has a base severity rating of MEDIUM with a base score of 5.4 according to NVD, indicating a potential danger to organizations using the affected plugin. To remediate this vulnerability, users should update their WP Post Columns plugin to the latest version available, which includes proper input sanitization and output escaping measures to mitigate the risk of stored cross-site scripting attacks.

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