Directorist <= 7.5.4 - Authenticated (Subscriber+) Insecure Direct Object Reference to Arbitrary Post Deletion in listing_task

Authorization Bypass Through User-Controlled Key
CVE CVE-2023-1889
CVSS 6.5 (Medium)
Publicly Published June 1, 2023
Last Updated June 22, 2023
Researcher Alex Thomas - Wordfence


The Directorist plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to an Insecure Direct Object Reference in versions up to, and including, 7.5.4. This is due to improper validation and authorization checks within the listing_task function. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with subscriber-level permissions and above, to delete arbitrary posts. Please note CVE-2023-35052 appears to be a duplicate of this issue.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug directorist (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 7.5.5, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 7.5.4
Patched Version
  • 7.5.5

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