Google Analytics by Monster Insights <= 8.21.0 - Missing Authorization

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2023-52220
CVSS 4.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published January 5, 2024
Last Updated January 11, 2024
Researcher Rafie Muhammad - Patchstack


The Google Analytics by Monster Insights plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to unauthorized access due to a missing capability check in versions up to, and including, 8.21.0. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with subscriber-level access and above, to perform an unauthorized action.



Vulnerability Details for MonsterInsights – Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress (Website Stats Made Easy)

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug google-analytics-for-wordpress (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 8.22.0, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 8.21.0
Patched Version
  • 8.22.0

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