CVSS 3.1 Score 6.4 of 10 (medium)


Published May 23, 2024
Updated: May 24, 2024


CVE-2024-5177 is a vulnerability that affects the Hash Elements plugin for WordPress in all versions up to and including 1.3.8. The vulnerability allows authenticated attackers with contributor-level access and above to inject arbitrary web scripts into pages using the 'url' parameter within multiple widgets, leading to stored cross-site scripting. This can result in the execution of these injected scripts whenever a user accesses an affected page. The risk score for this vulnerability is 25, with a base severity of MEDIUM. It requires low privileges and has no user interaction required. The attack vector is through the network, and the impact on integrity and confidentiality is low. The availability impact is none. To remediate this vulnerability, users should update their Hash Elements plugin to a version beyond 1.3.8, which includes sufficient input sanitization and output escaping to prevent such attacks.


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