HT Mega – Absolute Addons for Elementor <= 2.2.0 - Missing Authorization to Privilege Escalation

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2023-37999
CVSS 9.8 (Critical)
Publicly Published July 7, 2023
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Rafie Muhammad - Patchstack


The HT Mega plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Missing Authorization in versions up to, and including, 2.2.0. This is due to missing validation of the reg_role parameter on the htmega_ajax_register function. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to create administrator accounts.

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Vulnerability Details for HT Mega – Absolute Addons For Elementor

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug ht-mega-for-elementor (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 2.2.1, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • < 2.2.1
Patched Version
  • 2.2.1

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