CVSS 3.1 Score 4.3 of 10 (medium)


Published Dec 7, 2023
Updated: Dec 11, 2023
CWE ID 862


CVE-2023-5711 is a vulnerability affecting the System Dashboard plugin for WordPress versions up to and including 2.8.7. The vulnerability allows authenticated attackers with subscriber-level access or higher to retrieve sensitive information provided by PHP info due to a missing capability check on the sd_php_info() function hooked via an AJAX action. The risk score for this vulnerability is rated as medium, with a base severity of 4.3 out of 10. The potential danger it poses to an organization is low in terms of confidentiality impact, but it can still be exploited over a network with low privileges required and no user interaction needed. To remediate this vulnerability, users are advised to update their WordPress installation to the latest version of the System Dashboard plugin available.

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