BP Social Connect <= 1.5 - Authentication Bypass

Authentication Bypass Using an Alternate Path or Channel
CVE CVE-2023-2704
CVSS 9.8 (Critical)
Publicly Published May 18, 2023
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher István Márton - Wordfence


The BP Social Connect plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to authentication bypass in versions up to, and including, 1.5. This is due to insufficient verification on the user being supplied during a Facebook login through the plugin. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to log in as any existing user on the site, such as an administrator, if they have access to the email.



Vulnerability Details for BP Social Connect

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug bp-social-connect (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 1.6.2, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 1.5
Patched Version
  • 1.6.2

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