MainWP (Various extensions) - Missing Authorization to Arbitrary Page/Post Deletion

Missing Authorization
CVSS 8.1 (High)
Publicly Published January 18, 2023
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Patchstack


Several MainWP extensions for WordPress are vulnerable to authorization bypass due to a missing capability check. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with subscriber-level permissions and above, to delete arbitrary posts and pages.



2 affected software packages

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug mainwp-article-uploader-extension
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 4.0.3, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • 4.0.2 - 4.0.2
Patched Version
  • 4.0.3
Software Type Plugin
Software Slug boilerplate-extension
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 4.1.1, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 4.1
Patched Version
  • 4.1.1

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