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“Never Assume Anything” – Unauthenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability Exposed in 14 Email Logging Plugins

“Never Assume Anything” – that is the 4th Guiding Principle written in the Security section of the WordPress Common APIs Handbook for developers. When it comes to WordPress plugin security, assumptions can be dangerous. This became evident when the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team discovered an Unauthenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in 14 different email …
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Open-Source Projects Use the Wordfence Vulnerability Data Feed API and You Can Too!

Prior to joining the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team, I spent several years as a vulnerability analyst, responsible for collecting, analyzing, and curating every publicly disclosed vulnerability. This meant collecting vulnerability information from almost a hundred different, disparate sources. As you can imagine, this was quite the challenge as each and every data source came with …
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Critical Security Update: Directorist WordPress Plugin Patches Two High-risk Vulnerabilities

Alongside our usual work to discover, report, and remediate vulnerabilities in the WordPress ecosystem, the WordPress Threat Intelligence team has been conducting a deep-dive into WordPress plugin code with the objective of finding methods to bypass authentication and gain elevated privileges in WordPress plugins so we can help developers patch these vulnerabilities before threat actors …
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Blubrry Addresses Authenticated Stored XSS Vulnerability in PowerPress WordPress Plugin

On April 5, 2023, our Wordfence Threat Intelligence team identified and began the responsible disclosure process for a stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Blubrry’s PowerPress plugin, which is actively installed on more than 50,000 WordPress websites. The vulnerability enables threat actors with contributor-level permissions or higher to inject malicious web scripts into pages using …
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Vulnerability Patched in Cozmolabs Profile Builder Plugin – Information Disclosure Leads to Account Takeover

Hundreds, if not thousands of WordPress plugins are conceived with the idea of making site building and maintenance easier for site owners. They add features not available in WordPress Core that would otherwise require site owners to write their own code to extend functionality. However, these well-intentioned plugins may sometimes contain seemingly innocuous bugs that …
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