News Announcement Scroll <= 9.0.0 - Authenticated (Contributor+) SQL Injection via Shortcode

Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command ('SQL Injection')
CVE CVE-2023-5663
CVSS 8.8 (High)
Publicly Published March 11, 2024
Last Updated March 13, 2024
Researcher István Márton - Wordfence


The News Announcement Scroll plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to SQL Injection via the plugin's shortcode in versions up to, and including, 9.0.0 due to insufficient escaping on the user supplied parameter and lack of sufficient preparation on the existing SQL query. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers with contributor-level and above permissions to append additional SQL queries into already existing queries that can be used to extract sensitive information from the database.



Vulnerability Details for News Announcement Scroll

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug news-announcement-scroll (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 9.1.0, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 9.0.0
Patched Version
  • 9.1.0

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