CVSS 3.1 Score 5.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Jan 3, 2024
Updated: Jan 10, 2024


CVE-2023-6986 is a vulnerability found in the EmbedPress - Embed PDF, YouTube, Google Docs, Vimeo, Wistia Videos, Audios, Maps & Any Documents in Gutenberg & Elementor plugin for WordPress. The vulnerability allows authenticated attackers with contributor-level and above permissions to inject arbitrary web scripts using the plugin's embed_oembed_html shortcode. This can lead to stored cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks on pages accessed by users. The vulnerability affects all versions of the plugin up to 3.9.5 (exclusive). Remediation for this vulnerability involves updating the plugin to a version beyond 3.9.5 or applying any available patches or fixes provided by the plugin developer. The danger posed by this vulnerability lies in the potential for attackers to execute malicious scripts on affected pages and compromise user security or perform unauthorized actions within the organization's WordPress environment.

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