LWS Hide Login <= 2.1.8 - Protection Mechanism Bypass

Protection Mechanism Failure
CVE CVE-2023-47818
CVSS 5.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published November 16, 2023
Last Updated November 20, 2023
Researcher Naveen Muthusamy


The LWS Hide Login plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to protection mechanism bypass in all versions up to, and including, 2.1.8. This is due to the fact that attackers can bypass the hidden login page by visiting install.php. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to login to the site even when the login page has been hidden.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug lws-hide-login (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 2.1.9, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 2.1.8
Patched Version
  • 2.1.9

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