CVSS 3.1 Score 7.1 of 10 (high)


Published Jan 31, 2024
Updated: Feb 6, 2024


CVE-2024-22163 is a vulnerability categorized as CWE-79 (Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation) and has a base severity rating of HIGH. It affects the Shield Security – Smart Bot Blocking & Intrusion Prevention Security plugin, versions up to 18.5.7. This vulnerability allows for stored cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. The exploit requires network access and user interaction is required to be successful. The potential danger to organizations is low in terms of integrity and confidentiality impact, but there is a risk of availability impact. Patching or updating the affected Shield Security plugin to a version beyond 18.5.7 is recommended to remediate this vulnerability.

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