iThemes Security <= 8.1.4 - Open Redirection via redirect_to_https

URL Redirection to Untrusted Site ('Open Redirect')
CVE CVE-2023-28786
CVSS 4.7 (Medium)
Publicly Published March 27, 2023
Last Updated March 29, 2023
Researcher nlpro


The iThemes Security plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to open redirection in versions up to, and including, 8.1.4. This is due to the use of wp_redirect instead of wp_safe_redirect in the redirect_to_https function. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to arbitrarily redirect users via a forged request granted they can trick a the user into performing an action such as clicking on a link.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug better-wp-security (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 8.1.5, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 8.1.4
Patched Version
  • 8.1.5

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