Hide My WP Ghost <= 5.0.25 - CAPTCHA Bypass in brute_math_authenticate

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CVE CVE-2023-34001
CVSS 5.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published August 22, 2023
Last Updated August 28, 2023
Researcher konagash


The Hide My WP Ghost plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to CAPTCHA Bypass in versions up to, and including, 5.0.25. This is due a logic flaw within the brute_math_authenticate function. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to bypass CAPTCHA by omitting the `brute_ck` parameter from the authentication request.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug hide-my-wp (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 5.0.26, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 5.0.25
Patched Version
  • 5.0.26

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