CVSS 3.1 Score 6.1 of 10 (medium)


Published Mar 13, 2024
Updated: Mar 14, 2024


CVE-2024-2242 is a vulnerability affecting the Contact Form 7 plugin for WordPress in versions up to and including 5.9. The vulnerability allows unauthenticated attackers to exploit Reflected Cross-Site Scripting by manipulating the 'active-tab' parameter due to insufficient input sanitization and output escaping. This can result in the injection of arbitrary web scripts that execute when a user performs an action, such as clicking on a link. The risk score for this vulnerability is 26, with a base severity of MEDIUM and a base score of 6.1. No privileges are required for exploitation, but user interaction is required, and the attack vector is through the network. The impact on integrity and confidentiality is low, while availability is not impacted. To remediate this vulnerability, it is recommended to update the Contact Form 7 plugin to a version beyond 5.9.

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