Responsive WordPress Slider <= 2.2.0 - Authenticated (Subscriber+) Stored Cross-Site Scripting

Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')
CVE CVE-2021-24544
CVSS 6.4 (Medium)
Publicly Published September 21, 2021
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researchers Veshraj Ghimire
Abhiyan Chhetri


The Responsive WordPress Slider WordPress plugin through 2.2.0 does not sanitise and escape some of the Slider options, allowing Cross-Site Scripting payloads to be set in them. Furthermore, as by default any authenticated user is allowed to create Sliders (, such settings can be changed in the plugin's settings), this would allow user with a role as low as subscriber to perform Cross-Site Scripting attacks against logged in admins viewing the slider list and could lead to privilege escalation by creating a rogue admin account for example.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug motopress-slider-lite (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
  • <= 2.2.0

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