Advanced Category Template <= 0.1 - Stored Cross-Site Scripting via Cross-Site Request Forgery in _form.php

Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')
CVE CVE-2023-31072
CVSS 6.1 (Medium)
Publicly Published April 24, 2023
Last Updated April 26, 2023
Researcher minhtuanact


The Advanced Category Template plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Stored Cross-Site Scripting via the _form.php file in versions up to, and including, 0.1 due to insufficient input sanitization and output escaping. As the file also lacks a nonce check, this makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to inject arbitrary web scripts in pages that execute if they can successfully trick a user into performing an action such as clicking on a link. The file is also accessible directly but this is not exploitable in most configurations.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug advanced-category-template (view on
Patched? No
Remediation No known patch available. Please review the vulnerability's details in depth and employ mitigations based on your organization's risk tolerance. It may be best to uninstall the affected software and find a replacement.
Affected Version
  • <= 0.1

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