Easy Digital Downloads 3.1 - - Unauthenticated Arbitrary Password Reset to Privilege Escalation

Unverified Password Change
CVE CVE-2023-30869
CVSS 9.8 (Critical)
Publicly Published May 2, 2023
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Nguyen Anh Tien


The Easy Digital Downloads plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Unauthenticated Arbitrary Password Resets to Privilege Escalation in versions 3.1 to This is due to a lack of validation of a password reset key in the edd_validate_password_reset function. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to reset the password of any user on a vulnerable site, including an administrator, if they have the email or username of the targeted account.

Wordfence blocked 2,687 attacks targeting this vulnerability in the past 24 hours.



Vulnerability Details for Easy Digital Downloads – Sell Digital Files & Subscriptions (eCommerce Store + Payments Made Easy)

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug easy-digital-downloads (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • 3.1 -
Patched Version

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