Hide My WP Ghost – Security Plugin <= 5.0.18 - IP Address Spoofing to Protection Mechanism Bypass

Use of Less Trusted Source
CVE CVE-2022-4537
CVSS 6.5 (Medium)
Publicly Published May 8, 2023
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher rezaduty


The Hide My WP Ghost – Security Plugin plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to IP Address Spoofing in versions up to, and including, 5.0.18. This is due to insufficient restrictions on where the IP Address information is being retrieved for request logging and login restrictions. Attackers can supply the X-Forwarded-For header with with a different IP Address that will be logged and can be used to bypass settings that may have blocked out an IP address from logging in.



Vulnerability Details for Hide My WP Ghost – Security Plugin

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug hide-my-wp (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 5.0.20, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 5.0.18
Patched Version
  • 5.0.20

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