Login as User or Customer <= 3.2 - Privilege Escalation

Improper Authorization
CVE CVE-2022-4305
CVSS 9.8 (Critical)
Publicly Published December 27, 2022
Last Updated April 6, 2023
Researcher cydave


The Login as User or Customer plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to authorization bypass due to improper authorization checks on the loginas_return_admin() function in versions up to, and including, 3.2. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to log in as administrators on the vulnerable site. A similar vulnerability is present in the my_action function which allows subscriber-level users and higher to log in as administrators.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug login-as-customer-or-user (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 3.3, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 3.2
Patched Version
  • 3.3

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