CVSS 3.1 Score 5.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Oct 27, 2023
Updated: Nov 7, 2023


CVE-2023-5817 is a vulnerability that affects the Neon text plugin for WordPress in all versions up to and including 1.1. The vulnerability is due to insufficient input sanitization and output escaping on user supplied attributes, specifically the color attribute in the neontext_box shortcode. This allows attackers with contributor-level and above permissions to inject arbitrary web scripts, leading to stored cross-site scripting attacks. The risk score for this vulnerability is 25, with a base severity of MEDIUM. Remediation can be done by updating the affected Neon text plugin to a version that includes proper input sanitization and output escaping.

Explore Beyond the CVE Basics with Recorded Future's Vulnerability Intelligence

Note: This is just a basic overview providing quick insights into CVE-2023-5817 information. Gain full access to comprehensive CVE data, risk scores, prioritization, and mitigation data through Recorded Future's Vulnerability Intelligence:
  • Prioritize with Risk-Based Scoring
  • Explore the Extensive Vulnerability Database
  • Receive Early Alerts on Emerging CVEs
  • Focus on Critical Exploitable Vulnerabilities
  • Streamline Remediation with Integration Options