Houzez Login Register <= 2.6.3 - Privilege Escalation

Improper Privilege Management
CVE CVE-2023-26009
CVSS 9.8 (Critical)
Publicly Published February 23, 2023
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Dave Jong - Patchstack


The Houzez Login Register plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to privilege escalation in versions up to, and including, 2.6.3. This is due to improper assignment of privileges on user registration that allows users to supply their own role via the houzez_register AJAX action. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to register as administrators on vulnerable sites.

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Vulnerability Details for houzez-login-register

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug houzez-login-register
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 2.6.4, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 2.6.3
Patched Version
  • 2.6.4

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