Easy WP SMTP <= 1.3.9 - Missing Authorization to Arbitrary Options Update

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2019-25141
CVSS 9.8 (Critical)
Publicly Published March 17, 2019
Last Updated June 7, 2023
Researcher Jerome Bruandet - NinTechNet


The Easy WP SMTP plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to authorization bypass in versions up to, and including, 1.3.9. This is due to missing capability checks on the admin_init() function, in addition to insufficient input validation. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to modify the plugins settings and arbitrary options on the site that can be used to inject new administrative user accounts.

Wordfence blocked 154 attacks targeting this vulnerability in the past 24 hours.



Vulnerability Details for Easy WP SMTP by SendLayer – WordPress SMTP and Email Log Plugin

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

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