Image Optimizer <= 2.6.8 - Missing Authorization to Authenticated (Subscriber+) Plugin Options Update

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2023-0619
CVSS 6.5 (Medium)
Publicly Published February 1, 2023
Last Updated February 2, 2023
Researcher Marco Wotschka - Wordfence


The Image Optimizer plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to authorization bypass due to a missing capability check on its AJAX actions in versions up to, and including, 2.6.8. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with subscriber-level permissions and above, to reset image optimizations.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug kraken-image-optimizer (view on
Patched? No
Remediation No known patch available. Please review the vulnerability's details in depth and employ mitigations based on your organization's risk tolerance. It may be best to uninstall the affected software and find a replacement.
Affected Version
  • <= 2.6.8

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