Essential Addons for Elementor <= 4.6.4 - Authenticated (Contributor+) Privilege Escalation

Missing Authorization
CVSS 8.8 (High)
Publicly Published May 5, 2021
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Chloe Chamberland - Wordfence


The Essential Addons for Elementor plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to privilege escalation in versions up to and including 4.6.4 due to a lack of restrictions on who can add a registration form and a custom registration role to an Elementor created page. This makes it possible for attackers with access to the Elementor page builder to create a new registration form that defaults to the user role being set to administrator and subsequently register as an administrative user.



Vulnerability Details for Essential Addons for Elementor – Best Elementor Templates, Widgets, Kits & WooCommerce Builders

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug essential-addons-for-elementor-lite (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 4.6.5, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 4.6.4
Patched Version
  • 4.6.5

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