Posts Like Dislike <= 1.1.1 - Missing Authorization to Authenticated (Subscriber+) Plugin Setting Reset

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2023-41849
CVSS 5.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published August 21, 2023
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Elliot


The Posts Like Dislike plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to unauthorized modification of data due to a missing capability check on the restore_settings function called via an AJAX action in versions up to, and including, 1.1.1. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers with minimal permissions, such as a subscriber, to reset the plugin's settings. Note: this issue was only partially patched in 1.1.1 as the nonce is still visible to subscriber-level users.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug posts-like-dislike (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 1.1.2, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 1.1.1
Patched Version
  • 1.1.2

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