Import XML and RSS Feeds <= 2.1.4 - Unauthenticated Remote Code Execution

Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')
CVE CVE-2023-4521
CVSS 9.8 (Critical)
Publicly Published August 28, 2023
Last Updated September 5, 2023
Researcher Enrico Marcolini


The Import XML and RSS Feeds for WordPress is vulnerable to remote code execution in versions up to, and including, 2.1.4. This is due to the plugin vendor leaving a malicious file behind when patching CVE-2023-4300. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to access the 169227090864de013cac47b.php file and achieve remote code execution.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug import-xml-feed (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 2.1.5, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 2.1.4
Patched Version
  • 2.1.5

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