Advanced Text Widget <= 2.1.2 - Missing Authorization via atw_dismiss_admin_notice

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2023-26520
CVSS 5.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published February 28, 2023
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Rio Darmawan - Zerobyte


The Advanced Text Widget plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to unauthorized admin notice dismisssal due to a missing capability check on the atw_dismiss_admin_notice function in versions up to, and including, 2.1.2. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to dismiss admin notices.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug advanced-text-widget (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
  • <= 2.1.2

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