CVSS 3.1 Score 5.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Jan 11, 2024
Updated: Jan 17, 2024


CVE-2023-7070 is a vulnerability in the Email Encoder - Protect Email Addresses and Phone Numbers plugin for WordPress. The vulnerability allows for stored cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks through the plugin's eeb_mailto shortcode. This affects all versions up to and including 2.1.9 of the plugin due to insufficient input sanitization and output escaping on user-supplied attributes. Authenticated attackers with contributor-level or higher permissions can inject arbitrary web scripts that will execute whenever a user accesses an injected page. The vulnerability has a base score of 5.4, indicating a medium severity level, according to Remediation for this vulnerability would involve updating the affected plugin to a version that includes proper input sanitization and output escaping mechanisms to prevent XSS attacks. The danger this vulnerability poses to organizations is that attackers could exploit it to inject malicious code into web pages, potentially leading to unauthorized access, data theft, or further compromise of the affected website.

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