ProfileGrid – User Profiles, Groups and Communities <= 5.8.9 - Authenticated (Subscriber+) Authorization Bypass to Privilege Escalation

Improper Privilege Management
CVE CVE-2024-6411
CVSS 8.8 (High)
Publicly Published July 9, 2024
Last Updated July 10, 2024
Researchers Truoc Phan
Tieu Pham Trong Nhan (aptx4869) - TechlabCorp


The ProfileGrid – User Profiles, Groups and Communities plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to privilege escalation in all versions up to, and including, 5.8.9. This is due to a lack of validation on user-supplied data in the 'pm_upload_image' AJAX action. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with Subscriber-level access and above, to update their user capabilities to Administrator.



Vulnerability Details for ProfileGrid – User Profiles, Groups and Communities

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug profilegrid-user-profiles-groups-and-communities (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 5.9.0, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 5.8.9
Patched Version
  • 5.9.0

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