WordPress PHP Everywhere Plugin <= 2.0.3 is vulnerable to Remote Code Execution (RCE)

Patch priority: medium
Medium priority vPatch available
Vulnerable version
<= 2.0.3 Vulnerable version
Fixed
3.0.0 Fixed version

26 July 2023

Risks

CVSS 9.9

This vulnerability is moderately dangerous and expected to become exploited.

9.9

Remote Code Execution (RCE)

This could allow a malicious actor to execute commands on the target website. This can be used to gain backdoor access to then take full control of the website.

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.

Alert

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.

Solutions

We advise to mitigate or resolve the vulnerability immediately.

Update to version X or later

Update to version 3.0.0 or later.

Update to version 3.0.0 or later to remove the vulnerability. Patchstack users can turn on auto-update for vulnerable plugins only.

Details

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Timeline

Early warning sent out

Early warning sent out to Patchstack customers

26 Jul 2023
Published by Patchstack

Published by Patchstack

28 Jul 2023

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.

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