Groundhogg <= - Cross-Site Request Forgery to Privilege Escalation

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
CVE CVE-2023-2736
CVSS 7.5 (High)
Publicly Published May 19, 2023
Last Updated May 20, 2023
Researcher Lana Codes - Wordfence


The Groundhogg plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Cross-Site Request Forgery in versions up to, and including, This is due to missing nonce validation in the 'ajax_edit_contact' function. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers to receive the auto login link via shortcode and then modify the assigned user to the auto login link to elevate verified user privileges via a forged request granted they can trick a site administrator into performing an action such as clicking on a link.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug groundhogg (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 2.7.10, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <=
Patched Version
  • 2.7.10

All the threat data shared in this database is powered by Wordfence Intelligence Enterprise.
Interested in integrating this data into your platform or network?
Contact us now to discuss API access to our Wordfence Intelligence Enterprise Data Feeds.

Inquire Now

Want to get notified of the latest vulnerabilities that may affect your WordPress site?
Install Wordfence on your site today to get notified immediately if your site is affected by a vulnerability that has been added to our database.

Get Wordfence

The Wordfence Intelligence WordPress vulnerability database is completely free to access and query via API. Please review the documentation on how to access and consume the vulnerability data via API.