LearnDash LMS <= 4.6.0 - Authenticated (Subscriber+) Insecure Direct Object Reference to Arbitrary User Password Change

Authorization Bypass Through User-Controlled Key
CVE CVE-2023-3105
CVSS 8.8 (High)
Publicly Published June 27, 2023
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher István Márton - Wordfence


The LearnDash LMS plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Insecure Direct Object References in versions up to, and including, 4.6.0. This is due to the plugin providing user-controlled access to objects, letting a user bypass authorization and access system resources. This makes it possible for attackers with with existing account access at any level, to change user passwords and potentially take over administrator accounts.



Vulnerability Details for LearnDash LMS

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug sfwd-lms
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 4.6.0
Patched Version

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