WordPress WordPress Ad Widget Plugin <= 2.20.0 is vulnerable to Cross Site Scripting (XSS)

Patch priority: low
Low priority vPatch unnecessary
Vulnerable version
<= 2.20.0 Vulnerable version
Not fixed
No official fix available Fixed version

26 April 2024 by Patchstack


CVSS 5.9


Cross Site Scripting (XSS)

This could allow a malicious actor to inject malicious scripts, such as redirects, advertisements, and other HTML payloads into your website which will be executed when guests visit your site.

This is a general description of this vulnerability type, specific impact varies case by case. CVSS score is a way to evaluate and rank reported vulnerabilities in a standardized and repeatable way, but it is not ideal for WordPress.


This plugin is likely abandoned!

This plugin was last updated over a year ago and will likely not receive further updates or fixes. Urgently consider replacing the plugin with an alternative.


This security issue has a low severity impact and is unlikely to be exploited.

Remove and replace plugin

Remove and replace plugin.

This plugin was last updated over a year ago and will likely not receive further updates or fixes. Note that deactivating the plugin does not remove the security threat unless a vPatch is deployed.


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Reported by

Joshua Chan Joshua Chan
24 Mar 2024
Published by Patchstack

Published by Patchstack

26 Apr 2024

Over 70% of all known WordPress vulnerabilities were originally published by Patchstack in 2023 and hundreds of popular plugins such as Elementor, RankMath and WProcket have set Patchstack as their official security partner.

Patchstack vPatching auto-mitigates security vulnerabilities even when there's no official patch available. It's the fastest and most effective way to eliminate new security vulnerabilities without sacrificing performance.

Hackers automate attacks against new security vulnerabilities to take over as many websites as they can before users have time to patch and update. The attacks are opportunistic and victims are not chosen - everyone is a target.

We recommend reaching out to your hosting provider for server-side malware scanning or use a professional incident response service. Don't rely on plugin based malware scanners as they are commonly tampered with by malware.

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