Rank Math SEO <= 1.0.40.2 - Privilege Escalation via Unprotected REST API Endpoint

9.8
Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2020-11514
CVSS 9.8 (Critical)
Publicly Published March 25, 2020
Last Updated July 19, 2023
Researcher Ram - Wordfence

Description

The Rank Math plugin through 1.0.40.2 for WordPress allows unauthenticated remote attackers to update arbitrary WordPress metadata, including the ability to escalate or revoke administrative privileges for existing users via the unsecured rankmath/v1/updateMeta REST API endpoint.

Wordfence blocked 31,295 attacks targeting this vulnerability in the past 24 hours.

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Vulnerability Details for Rank Math SEO with AI Best SEO Tools

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug seo-by-rank-math (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 1.0.41, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • < 1.0.41
Patched Version
  • 1.0.41

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