Simple Author Box <= 2.51 - Authenticated (Contributor+) Insecure Direct Object Reference to Arbitrary User Sensitive Information Exposure

Authorization Bypass Through User-Controlled Key
CVE CVE-2023-3601
CVSS 4.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published July 24, 2023
Last Updated September 8, 2023
Researcher Dmitrii Ignatyev - CleanTalk


The Simple Author Box plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Insecure Direct Object Reference in versions up to, and including, 2.51. This is due to missing validation on a user controlled key. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with contributor-level permissions and above, to expose sensitive user information.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug simple-author-box (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 2.52, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 2.51
Patched Version
  • 2.52

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