SiteGround Security <= 1.2.5 - Authorization Weakness to Authentication Bypass

Improper Authorization
CVE CVE-2022-0993
CVSS 8.1 (High)
Publicly Published April 7, 2022
Last Updated February 1, 2023
Researcher Chloe Chamberland - Wordfence


The SiteGround Security plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to authentication bypass that allows unauthenticated users to log in as administrative users due to missing identity verification on the 2FA back-up code implementation that logs users in upon success. This affects versions up to, and including, 1.2.5.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug sg-security (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 1.2.6, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 1.2.5
Patched Version
  • 1.2.6

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