InstaWP Connect <= - Missing Authorization to Arbitrary Options Update

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2024-22145
CVSS 8.8 (High)
Publicly Published January 17, 2024
Last Updated January 17, 2024
Researcher Majed Refaea


The InstaWP Connect – 1-click WP Staging & Migration plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to unauthorized modification of data due to a missing capability check on the save_management_settings function in all versions up to, and including, This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with subscriber access and above, to modify



Vulnerability Details for InstaWP Connect – 1-click WP Staging & Migration

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug instawp-connect (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <=
Patched Version

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