CVSS 3.1 Score 4.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Jan 25, 2024
Updated: Jan 31, 2024


The vulnerability with the CVE ID CVE-2024-0688 affects the "WebSub (FKA. PubSubHubbub)" plugin for WordPress in all versions up to and including 3.1.4. It is a Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability that occurs due to insufficient input sanitization and output escaping in the plugin settings. This allows authenticated attackers with administrator-level permissions and above to inject arbitrary web scripts into pages, which will execute whenever a user accesses an injected page. The vulnerability has a base severity of MEDIUM with a base score of 4.4, and it requires high privileges for exploitation. The impact on integrity and confidentiality is low, while the attack vector is through the network. The vulnerability can be remediated by updating the affected plugin to a version that addresses this issue.

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