Custom Content Shortcode <= 3.8.8 - Unauthorised Arbitrary Post Metadata Access

Improper Access Control
CVE CVE-2021-24824
CVSS 4.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published February 2, 2022
Last Updated August 8, 2022
Researcher Francesco Carlucci


The [field] shortcode included with the Custom Content Shortcode WordPress plugin before 4.0.1, allows authenticated users with a role as low as contributor, to access arbitrary post metadata. This could lead to sensitive data disclosure, for example when used in combination with WooCommerce, the email address of orders can be retrieved



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug custom-content-shortcode (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 4.0.1, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 3.8.8
Patched Version
  • 4.0.1

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