Pods - Custom Content Types and Fields - Authenticated (Contributor+) SQL Injection via Shortcode

Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command ('SQL Injection')
CVE CVE-2023-6967
CVSS 8.8 (High)
Publicly Published March 28, 2024
Last Updated April 9, 2024
Researcher Nex Team


The Pods – Custom Content Types and Fields plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to SQL Injection via shortcode in all versions up to, and including, 3.0.10 (with the exception of,, 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 access or higher, to append additional SQL queries into already existing queries that can be used to extract sensitive information from the database.



Vulnerability Details for Pods – Custom Content Types and Fields

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug pods (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to one of the following versions, or a newer patched version:,,,
Affected Versions
  • < 2.7.31
  • 3 -
  • 2.8 -
Patched Versions

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