CVSS 3.1 Score 8.8 of 10 (high)


Published Feb 5, 2024
Updated: Feb 13, 2024


CVE-2023-6996 is a vulnerability in the Display custom fields plugin for WordPress, affecting all versions up to and including 1.2.1. The vulnerability allows authenticated attackers with contributor-level and above permissions to execute code through the plugin's vg_display_data shortcode, leading to code injection. This occurs due to insufficient input validation and access restriction on the shortcode. The vulnerability has a base severity rating of HIGH, with a CVSS score of 8.8. It poses a potential danger to organizations as it could allow attackers to call arbitrary functions and execute malicious code. To remediate the vulnerability, users should update the Display custom fields plugin to the latest version available.

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