ProfileGrid <= 5.3.0 - Missing Authorization to Arbitrary Password Reset

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2023-0940
CVSS 8.8 (High)
Publicly Published February 27, 2023
Last Updated March 1, 2023
Researcher dc11


The ProfileGrid plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to authorization bypass due to a missing capability check in the pm_reset_user_password function in versions up to, and including, 5.3.0. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with subscriber-level access or higher, to change the passwords of any user.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug profilegrid-user-profiles-groups-and-communities (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 5.3.1, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 5.3.0
Patched Version
  • 5.3.1

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