Seriously Simple Stats <= 1.5.0 - Authenticated (Podcast manager+) SQL Injection via order_by

7.2
Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command ('SQL Injection')
CVE CVE-2023-45001
CVSS 7.2 (High)
Publicly Published October 3, 2023
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Rafie Muhammad - Patchstack

Description

The Seriously Simple Stats plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to SQL Injection via the order_by parameter in versions up to, and including, 1.5.0 due to insufficient escaping on the user supplied parameter and lack of sufficient preparation on the existing SQL query. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with podcast manager-level access and above, to append additional SQL queries into already existing queries that can be used to extract sensitive information from the database.

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1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug seriously-simple-stats (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 1.5.1, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 1.5.0
Patched Version
  • 1.5.1

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