Simple Membership WP user Import <= 1.7 - Authenticated (Admin+) SQL Injection

Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command ('SQL Injection')
CVE CVE-2023-0254
CVSS 7.2 (High)
Publicly Published January 12, 2023
Last Updated January 12, 2023
Researcher Etan Imanol Castro Aldrete


The Simple Membership WP user Import plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to SQL Injection via the ‘orderby’ parameter in versions up to, and including, 1.7 due to insufficient escaping on the user supplied parameter. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers with administrative privileges to append additional SQL queries into already existing queries that can be used to extract sensitive information from the database.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug simple-membership-wp-user-import (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 1.8, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 1.7
Patched Version
  • 1.8

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