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Millions of Attacks Target Tatsu Builder Plugin

The Wordfence Threat Intelligence team has been tracking a large-scale attack against a Remote Code Execution vulnerability in Tatsu Builder, which is tracked by CVE-2021-25094 and was publicly disclosed on March 24, 2022 by an independent security researcher. The issue is present in vulnerable versions of both the free and premium Tatsu Builder plugin. Tatsu …
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PHP Object Injection Vulnerability in Booking Calendar Plugin

On April 18, 2022, the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team initiated the responsible disclosure process for an Object Injection vulnerability in the Booking Calendar plugin for WordPress, which has over 60,000 installations. We received a response the same day and sent over our full disclosure early the next day, on April 19, 2022. A patched version …
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Critical Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Elementor

On March 29, 2022, the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team initiated the disclosure process for a critical vulnerability in the Elementor plugin that allowed any authenticated user to upload arbitrary PHP code. Elementor is one of the most popular WordPress plugins and is installed on over 5 million websites. We sent our disclosure to the official …
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Critical Authentication Bypass Vulnerability Patched in SiteGround Security Plugin

On March 10, 2022 the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team initiated the responsible disclosure process for a vulnerability we discovered in “SiteGround Security”, a WordPress plugin that is installed on over 400,000 sites. This flaw makes it possible for attackers to gain administrative user access on vulnerable sites when two-factor authentication (2FA) is enabled but not …
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Reflected XSS in Spam protection, AntiSpam, FireWall by CleanTalk

Update – after this article was published, Denis Shagimuratov of CleanTalk reached out to us on Twitter. It appears that they didn’t receive our disclosure because our contact at the company was no longer the correct recipient for this type of issue. On February 15, 2022, the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team finished research on two …
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Increase In Malware Sightings on GoDaddy Managed Hosting

Today, March 15, 2022, The Wordfence Incident Response team alerted our Threat Intelligence team to an increase in infected websites hosted on GoDaddy’s Managed WordPress service, which includes MediaTemple, tsoHost, 123Reg, Domain Factory, Heart Internet, and Host Europe Managed WordPress sites. These affected sites have a nearly identical backdoor prepended to the wp-config.php file. Of …
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WordPress 5.9.2 Security Update Fixes XSS and Prototype Pollution Vulnerabilities

Last night, just after 6pm Pacific time, on Thursday  March 10, 2022, the WordPress core team released WordPress version 5.9.2, which contains security patches for a high-severity vulnerability as well as two medium-severity issues. The high-severity issue affects version 5.9.0 and 5.9.1 and allows contributor-level users and above to insert malicious JavaScript into WordPress posts. …
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We’re Now Blocking 10,000 Requests Per Hour in Ukraine From Known Malicious IPs

48 hours ago we deployed our commercial real-time threat intelligence automatically, and for free, to all Ukrainian websites with the .UA top-level domain. That has made over 8,000 sites in Ukraine using the free version of Wordfence significantly more secure. At noon-UTC on March 2nd, those sites started updating from our servers and receiving our …
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Ukraine Universities Hacked As Russian Invasion Started

Note: This article has been updated to reflect that the hosting provider “Njalla”, which routed the malicious traffic involved in this attack, is based in Sweden, not in Finland, although IP geolocation data indicates that the specific server that the traffic transited may be based in Finland. We have also updated the post title to …
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Stored Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability Patched in a WordPress Photo Gallery Plugin

On November 11, 2021 the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team initiated the responsible disclosure process for a vulnerability we discovered in “Photoswipe Masonry Gallery”, a WordPress plugin that is installed on over 10,000 sites. This flaw makes it possible for an authenticated attacker to inject malicious JavaScript that executes whenever a site administrator accesses the PhotoSwipe …
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