Paid Memberships Pro - Courses for Membership Add On <= 1.2.3 - Missing Authorization to Authenticated (Subscriber+) Course Modifications

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2023-39990
CVSS 4.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published August 8, 2023
Last Updated August 11, 2023
Researcher Rafie Muhammad - Patchstack


The Paid Memberships Pro - Courses for Membership Add On plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to unauthorized modification of data due to missing capability checks on the pmpro_courses_update_course_callback() and pmpro_courses_remove_course_callback() functions called via AJAX actions in versions up to, and including, 1.2.3. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with minimal permissions such as a subscriber, to update and remove courses from the course page.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug pmpro-courses (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 1.2.4, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • < 1.2.4
Patched Version
  • 1.2.4

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