Experts found vulnerabilities in two WordPress plugins that could be exploited to run arbitrary code and potentially take over a website.
Security researchers disclosed vulnerabilities in Elementor and WP Super Cache WordPress plugins that could be exploited to run arbitrary code and take over a website under certain circumstances.
The flaws were uncovered in the Elementor and WP Super Cache plugin, the former is a website builder plugin with over seven million installs while the latter has over 2 million installs.
Wordfence researchers discovered multiple stored cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws in the Elementor plugin, which collectively received a CVSS score of 6.4.
The flaws affect versions prior 3.1.2, the developer team behind the plugin added initial patch in version 3.1.2, while additional fixes were included in version 3.1.4.
The research m0ze from the Patchstack Red Team discovered an authenticated remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in the WP Super Cache that could be exploited by attackers to upload and execute malicious code, potentially resulting in the site takeover.
The flaw affects plugin versions prior 1.7.2.
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