Display custom fields in the frontend – Post and User Profile Fields <= 1.2.0 - Missing Authorization via vg_display_data shortcode

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2023-31073
CVSS 6.5 (Medium)
Publicly Published April 24, 2023
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Yuki Haruma - Tokyo Denki University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Cryptography Laboratory


The Display custom fields in the frontend – Post and User Profile Fields plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to unauthorized access of data due to a missing capability check on the display_object_data_shortcode function referenced by the vg_display_data shortcode in versions up to, and including, 1.2.0. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers , with subscriber-level access and above, to access other users' metadata.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug shortcode-to-display-post-and-user-data (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 1.2.1, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 1.2.0
Patched Version
  • 1.2.1

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