Limit Login Attempts <= 1.7.0 - Brute Force Bypass

Improper Authentication
CVE CVE-2012-10001
CVSS 9.8 (Critical)
Publicly Published June 1, 2012
Last Updated December 5, 2022


The Limit Login Attempts plugin before 1.7.1 for WordPress does not clear auth cookies upon a lockout, which might make it easier for remote attackers to conduct brute-force authentication attempts.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug limit-login-attempts (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 1.7.1, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 1.7.0
Patched Version
  • 1.7.1

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