Gallery Metabox <= 1.5 - Missing Authorization via refresh_metabox

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2023-2562
CVSS 4.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published June 22, 2023
Last Updated July 12, 2023
Researcher Marco Wotschka - Wordfence


The Gallery Metabox for WordPress is vulnerable to unauthorized access of data due to a missing capability check on the refresh_metabox function in versions up to, and including, 1.5. This makes it possible for subscriber-level attackers to obtain a list of images attached to a post.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug gallery-metabox (view on
Patched? No
Remediation No known patch available. Please review the vulnerability's details in depth and employ mitigations based on your organization's risk tolerance. It may be best to uninstall the affected software and find a replacement.
Affected Version
  • <= 1.5

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