CVSS 3.1 Score 7.1 of 10 (high)


Published Feb 5, 2024
Updated: Feb 13, 2024
CWE ID 352


CVE-2024-0428 is a vulnerability found in the Index Now plugin for WordPress. This vulnerability affects all versions up to and including 2.6.3. The vulnerability is a Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) issue, caused by missing or incorrect nonce validation on the 'reset_form' function. Unauthenticated attackers can exploit this vulnerability by tricking a site administrator into performing an action, such as clicking on a link, and then delete arbitrary site options through a forged request. The potential danger posed by this vulnerability is high, with a base severity rating of HIGH and an availability impact of HIGH according to the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) metrics. Organizations using affected versions of the Index Now plugin should update to the latest version available to remediate this vulnerability.


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