Profile Builder <= 3.4.8 - Admin Access via Password Reset

Improper Authentication
CVE CVE-2021-24527
CVSS 9.8 (Critical)
Publicly Published July 19, 2021
Last Updated January 11, 2023
Researcher Stiofan - AyeCode Ltd


The User Registration & User Profile – Profile Builder WordPress plugin before 3.4.9 has a bug allowing any user to reset the password of the admin of the blog, and gain unauthorised access, due to a bypass in the way the reset key is checked. Furthermore, the admin will not be notified of such change by email for example.

Wordfence blocked 1 attacks targeting this vulnerability in the past 24 hours.



Vulnerability Details for User Profile Builder – Beautiful User Registration Forms, User Profiles & User Role Editor

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug profile-builder (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 3.4.9, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • < 3.4.9
Patched Version
  • 3.4.9

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