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84,000 WordPress Sites Affected by Three Plugins With The Same Vulnerability

This entry was posted in Research, Vulnerabilities, WordPress Security on January 13, 2022 by Chloe Chamberland   2 Replies

On November 5, 2021 the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team initiated the responsible disclosure process for a vulnerability we discovered in “Login/Signup Popup”, a WordPress plugin that is installed on over 20,000 sites. A few days later we discovered the same vulnerability present in two additional plugins developed by the same author: “Side Cart Woocommerce (Ajax)”, …
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WordPress 5.8.3 Security Release

This entry was posted in Vulnerabilities, WordPress Security on January 08, 2022 by Ram Gall   5 Replies

On January 6, 2022, the WordPress core team released WordPress version 5.8.3, which contains security patches for 4 high-severity vulnerabilities. These patches were backported to every version of WordPress since 3.7. WordPress has supported automatic core updates for security releases since WordPress 3.7, and the vast majority of WordPress sites will have received these patches …
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1.6 Million WordPress Sites Hit With 13.7 Million Attacks In 36 Hours From 16,000 IPs

This entry was posted in Research, Vulnerabilities, WordPress Security on December 09, 2021 by Chloe Chamberland   17 Replies

Today, on December 9, 2021, our Threat Intelligence team noticed a drastic uptick in attacks targeting vulnerabilities that make it possible for attackers to update arbitrary options on vulnerable sites. This led us into an investigation which uncovered an active attack targeting over a million WordPress sites. Over the past 36 hours, the Wordfence network …
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Authentication Bypass Vulnerability Patched in User Registration Plugin

This entry was posted in Research, Vulnerabilities, WordPress Security on December 08, 2021 by Marco Wotschka   3 Replies

Note: To receive disclosures like this in your inbox the moment they’re published, you can subscribe to our WordPress Security Mailing List. On September 16, 2021 the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team initiated the responsible disclosure process for a vulnerability we discovered in “RegistrationMagic – Custom Registration Forms, User Registration and User Login”, a WordPress plugin …
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XSS Vulnerability Patched in Plugin Designed to Enhance WooCommerce

This entry was posted in Research, Vulnerabilities, WordPress Security on December 01, 2021 by Chloe Chamberland   6 Replies

Note: To receive disclosures like this in your inbox the moment they’re published, you can subscribe to our WordPress Security Mailing List. On November 11, 2021 the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team initiated the responsible disclosure process for a vulnerability we discovered in “Variation Swatches for WooCommerce”, a WordPress plugin that is installed on over 80,000 …
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AWS Attacks Targeting WordPress Increase 5X

This entry was posted in Research, WordPress Security on November 24, 2021 by Ram Gall   4 Replies

The Wordfence Threat Intelligence team has been tracking a huge increase in malicious login attempts against WordPress sites in our network. Since November 17, 2021, the number of attacks targeting login pages has doubled. We’ve seen a global increase in attacks against WordPress sites during the past week, and more than a quarter of all …
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GoDaddy Breach Widens to tsoHost, Media Temple, 123Reg, Domain Factory, Heart Internet, and Host Europe

This entry was posted in General Security, PSA, WordPress Security on November 23, 2021 by Ram Gall   9 Replies

Yesterday GoDaddy disclosed a massive data breach impacting over 1.2 Million customers. Today, we received confirmation from GoDaddy that multiple brands that resell GoDaddy Managed WordPress were impacted. The brands impacted include: tsoHost Media Temple 123Reg Domain Factory Heart Internet Host Europe According to Dan Rice, VP of Corporate Communications at GoDaddy, “The GoDaddy brands …
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GoDaddy Breached – Plaintext Passwords – 1.2M Affected

This entry was posted in General Security, PSA, WordPress Security on November 22, 2021 by Mark Maunder   38 Replies

There is an update available here: GoDaddy Breach Widens to tsoHost, Media Temple, 123Reg, Domain Factory, Heart Internet, and Host Europe This morning, GoDaddy disclosed that an unknown attacker had gained unauthorized access to the system used to provision the company’s Managed WordPress sites, impacting up to 1.2 million of their WordPress customers. Note that this …
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WooCommerce Extension – Reflected XSS Vulnerability

This entry was posted in Research, Vulnerabilities, WordPress Security on November 17, 2021 by Chloe Chamberland   2 Replies

Note: To receive disclosures like this in your inbox the moment they’re published, you can subscribe to our WordPress Security Mailing List. On November 1, 2021 the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team initiated the responsible disclosure process for a vulnerability we discovered in “Preview E-mails for WooCommerce”, a WordPress plugin that is an extension for WooCommerce, …
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Over 1 Million Sites Impacted by Vulnerability in Starter Templates Plugin

This entry was posted in Research, Vulnerabilities, WordPress Security on November 11, 2021 by Ram Gall   7 Replies

On October 4, 2021, the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team initiated the responsible disclosure process for the Starter Templates plugin, which is installed on over 1 Million WordPress websites. The full name of the WordPress plugin is “Starter Templates — Elementor, Gutenberg & Beaver Builder Templates”, but we are referring to it in this post as …
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