CVSS 3.1 Score 4.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Jun 6, 2024
Updated: Jun 11, 2024


CVE-2024-5656 is a vulnerability that affects the Google CSE plugin for WordPress in all versions up to and including 1.0.7. The vulnerability allows authenticated attackers with administrator-level permissions and above to inject arbitrary web scripts into pages, leading to stored cross-site scripting (XSS). This can occur in multi-site installations or installations where unfiltered_html has been disabled. The risk score for this vulnerability is 30, with a base severity of MEDIUM. Remediation for this vulnerability includes updating the affected plugin to a patched version or removing the plugin altogether from the affected WordPress installations. The potential danger posed by this vulnerability is that an attacker could execute malicious scripts on injected pages, potentially compromising user data and impacting the integrity and confidentiality of the affected organization's website.

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