Login as User or Customer <= 3.8 - Unauthenticated Limited Admin Account Compromise

Authentication Bypass Using an Alternate Path or Channel
CVE CVE-2023-7247
CVSS 8.1 (High)
Publicly Published February 27, 2024
Last Updated February 27, 2024
Researcher Dmitrii Ignatyev - CleanTalk Inc


The Login as User or Customer plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to admin account compromise in version 3.8. This is due to the plugin not validating that the user switching back to the administrative account is the user who initiated the original login as another user. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to access administrative user accounts when user switching is in progress by an administrator. Please note that this would be extremely difficult to exploit as it relies on the administrator switching to another user and the attacker knowing the admin users ID and the user ID of the user the admin switched to. It may be possible with social engineering.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug login-as-customer-or-user (view on wordpress.org)
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
  • 3.8 - 3.8

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