WordPress WidgetKit Plugin <= 2.5.0 is vulnerable to Broken Access Control

Patch priority: low
Low priority vPatch unnecessary
Vulnerable version
<= 2.5.0 Vulnerable version
Not fixed
No official fix available Fixed version

29 April 2024 by Patchstack

Risks

CVSS 5.3

5.3

Broken Access Control

A broken access control issue refers to a missing authorization, authentication or nonce token check in a function that could lead to an unprivileged user to executing a certain higher privileged action.

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.

Solutions

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

Details

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Reported by

Dhabaleshwar Das Dhabaleshwar Das
22 Jan 2024
Early warning sent out

Early warning sent out to Patchstack customers

29 Apr 2024
Published by Patchstack

Published by Patchstack

01 May 2024

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