Ivory Search – WordPress Search Plugin <= 5.5.5 - Missing Authorization to Authenticated (Subscriber+) Index Creation

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2024-3233
CVSS 4.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published April 12, 2024
Last Updated May 2, 2024
Researcher Thura Moe Myint (mgthuramoemyint)


The Ivory Search – WordPress Search Plugin plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to unauthorized modification of data due to a missing capability check on the ajax_create_index() function in all versions up to, and including, 5.5.5. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with subscriber-level access and above, to trigger index creation.



Vulnerability Details for Ivory Search – WordPress Search Plugin

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug add-search-to-menu (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 5.5.6, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 5.5.5
Patched Version
  • 5.5.6

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