Allow PHP in Posts and Pages <= 3.0.4 - Authenticated (Subscriber+) Remote Code Execution via Shortcode

Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')
CVE CVE-2023-4994
CVSS 9.9 (Critical)
Publicly Published September 15, 2023
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher István Márton - Wordfence


The Allow PHP in Posts and Pages plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Remote Code Execution in versions up to, and including, 3.0.4 via the 'php' shortcode. This allows authenticated attackers with subscriber-level permissions or above, to execute code on the server.

Wordfence blocked 5,051 attacks targeting this vulnerability in the past 24 hours.



Vulnerability Details for Allow PHP in Posts and Pages

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug allow-php-in-posts-and-pages (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
  • <= 3.0.4

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