InstaWP Connect – 1-click WP Staging & Migration <= - Missing Authorization to Unauthenticated API setup/Arbitrary Options Update/Administrative User Creation

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2024-4898
CVSS 9.8 (Critical)
Publicly Published June 11, 2024
Last Updated June 12, 2024
Researcher Truoc Phan


The InstaWP Connect – 1-click WP Staging & Migration plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to arbitrary option updates due to a missing authorization checks on the REST API calls in all versions up to, and including, This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to connect the site to InstaWP API, edit arbitrary site options and create administrator accounts.

Wordfence blocked 55 attacks targeting this vulnerability in the past 24 hours.



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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