Better Messages <= - Resource Exhaustion

Uncontrolled Resource Consumption ('Resource Exhaustion')
CVE CVE-2022-33142
CVSS 7.7 (High)
Publicly Published August 22, 2022
Last Updated February 1, 2023
Researcher Dhakal Ananda


The Better Messages plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Resource Exhaustion in versions up to, and including, due to not limiting the size of individual messages. This allows attackers, with subscriber-level access or higher, to exhaust resources on the target server potentially resulting in Denial of Service.



Vulnerability Details for Better Messages – Live Chat for WordPress, BuddyPress, PeepSo, Ultimate Member, BuddyBoss

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug bp-better-messages (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
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Patched Version

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