Shortcodes and extra features for Phlox theme <= 2.15.2 - Authenticated (Subscriber+) PHP Object Injection via auxin_template_control_importer

Deserialization of Untrusted Data
CVE CVE-2023-7064
CVSS 7.5 (High)
Publicly Published April 15, 2024
Last Updated May 2, 2024
Researchers Rhynorater - Critical Thinking Podcast
Michael Brackett


The Shortcodes and extra features for Phlox theme plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to PHP Object Injection in all versions up to, and including, 2.15.2 via deserialization of untrusted input from the vulnerable 'id' parameter in the 'auxin_template_control_importer' function. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers able to upload a separate PHAR payload as an image file to inject a PHP Object, though the action itself is available to subscribers. No POP chain is present in the vulnerable plugin. If a POP chain is present via an additional plugin or theme installed on the target system, it could allow the attacker to delete arbitrary files, retrieve sensitive data, or execute code.



Vulnerability Details for Shortcodes and extra features for Phlox theme

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug auxin-elements (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
  • <= 2.15.2

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