CVSS 3.1 Score 9.0 of 10 (high)


Published Oct 30, 2023
Updated: Nov 13, 2023


CVE-2023-5843 is a vulnerability in the Ads by plugin for WordPress, affecting versions up to and including 1.1.3. The vulnerability allows unauthenticated attackers to execute code on the server through the 'dfads_ajax_load_ads' function. The parameters of the function are limited, preventing arbitrary specification. This vulnerability poses a high risk to organizations as it has a base severity rating of CRITICAL and a base score of 9.0 according to CVSS:3.1 metrics. The exploitability score is 2.2, and the impact score is 6.0, with high integrity and confidentiality impacts, as well as high availability impact. The source of this information is, and it falls under CWE-94 (Improper Control of Generation of Code) category.

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