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Over 100 WordPress Repository Plugins Affected by Shortcode-based Stored Cross-Site Scripting

On August 14, 2023, the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team began a research project to find Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) via Shortcode vulnerabilities in WordPress repository plugins.

Update ASAP! Critical Unauthenticated Arbitrary File Upload in MW WP Form Allows Malicious Code Execution

🎁 Wordfence just launched its bug bounty program. Through December 20th 2023, all researchers will earn 6.25x our normal bounty rates when Wordfence handles responsible disclosure for our Holiday Bug Extravaganza!

Several Critical Vulnerabilities including Privilege Escalation, Authentication Bypass, and More Patched in UserPro WordPress Plugin

On May 1, 2023, the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team began the responsible disclosure process for multiple high and critical severity vulnerabilities we discovered in Kirotech’s UserPro plugin, which is actively installed on more than 20,000 WordPress websites.

4 Million WordPress Sites affected by Stored Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability in LiteSpeed Cache Plugin

On August 14, 2023, our Wordfence Threat Intelligence team identified and began the responsible disclosure process for a stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in LiteSpeed Cache plugin, which is actively installed on more than 4,000,000 WordPress websites, making it the most popular cache plugin.

Over 100,000 WordPress Websites Affected by XSS and SQLi Vulnerabilities in Slimstat Analytics Plugin

On August 24, 2023, our Wordfence Threat Intelligence team identified and began the responsible disclosure process for a stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) and a Blind SQL Injection vulnerability in the Slimstat Analytics plugin, which is actively installed on more than 100,000 WordPress websites.

Stored Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability Patched in Newsletter WordPress Plugin

On August 16, 2023, our Wordfence Threat Intelligence team identified and began the responsible disclosure process for a stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Newsletter plugin, which is actively installed on more than 300,000 WordPress websites.

Critical Privilege Escalation Vulnerability in Charitable WordPress Plugin Affects Over 10,000 sites

On August 10, 2023, our Wordfence Threat Intelligence team identified and began the responsible disclosure process for a Privilege Escalation vulnerability in the Donation Forms by Charitable plugin, which is actively installed on more than 10,000 WordPress websites.

weDevs Addresses Privilege Escalation Vulnerability in WP Project Manager WordPress Plugin

On July 9, 2023, our Wordfence Threat Intelligence team identified and began the responsible disclosure process for a Privilege Escalation vulnerability in weDevs’s WP Project Manager plugin, which is actively installed on more than 10,000 WordPress websites.

WebToffee Addresses Authentication Bypass Vulnerability in Stripe Payment Plugin for WooCommerce WordPress Plugin

On June 8, 2023, our Wordfence Threat Intelligence team identified and began the responsible disclosure process for an Authentication Bypass vulnerability in WebToffee’s Stripe Payment Plugin for WooCommerce plugin, which is actively installed on more than 10,000 WordPress websites.

Interesting Arbitrary File Upload Vulnerability Patched in User Registration WordPress Plugin

On June 19, 2023, the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team identified and began the responsible disclosure process for an Arbitrary File Upload vulnerability in WPEverest’s User Registration plugin, which is actively installed on more than 60,000 WordPress websites.