Jetpack <= 12.6.2 - Improper Authorization via WPCom External Media REST endpoints

Improper Authorization
CVE CVE-2023-47788
CVSS 4.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published November 16, 2023
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Rafie Muhammad - Patchstack


The Jetpack plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to unauthorized modification of data due to a missing capability check on the WPCom External Media REST permission_callback function in versions up to and including 12.6.2. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with contributor-level access and above, to import external media even without the upload_files capability.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug jetpack (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 12.7, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • < 12.7
Patched Version
  • 12.7

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