BadgeOS <= - Authenticated (Subscriber+) Insecure Direct Object Reference to Arbitrary Post Title Overwrite

Authorization Bypass Through User-Controlled Key
CVE CVE-2023-2172
CVSS 4.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published July 5, 2023
Last Updated August 31, 2023
Researcher Alex Thomas - Wordfence


The BadgeOS plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Insecure Direct Object Reference in versions up to, and including, This is due to improper validation and authorization checks within the badgeos_update_steps_ajax_handler, badgeos_update_award_steps_ajax_handler, badgeos_update_deduct_steps_ajax_handler, and badgeos_update_ranks_req_steps_ajax_handler functions. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with subscriber-level permissions and above, to overwrite arbitrary post titles.



Vulnerability Details for BadgeOS

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug badgeos (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
  • <=

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