Comments Like Dislike <= 1.2.0 - Missing Authorization to Authenticated (Subscriber+) Plugin Setting Reset

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2023-3244
CVSS 5.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published August 16, 2023
Last Updated September 4, 2023
Researcher Hung Duong (henry1601)


The Comments Like Dislike plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to unauthorized modification of data due to a missing capability check on the restore_settings function called via an AJAX action in versions up to, and including, 1.2.0. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers with minimal permissions, such as a subscriber, to reset the plugin's settings. NOTE: this issue is was only partially patched in version 1.2.0, as the nonce is still present to subscriber-level users.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug comments-like-dislike (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 1.2.1, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 1.2.0
Patched Version
  • 1.2.1

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