Web Stories for WordPress <= 1.31.0 - Insufficient Authorization

Incorrect Authorization
CVE CVE-2023-1979
CVSS 4.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published May 8, 2023
Last Updated February 13, 2024


The Web Stories for WordPress plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to authorization bypass in versions up to, and including, 1.31.0. This is due to insufficient authorization checks on the duplicate functionality. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with author-level permissions, to duplicate password protected posts and view the content of those protected posts.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug web-stories (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 1.32.0, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • < 1.32.0
Patched Version
  • 1.32.0

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