Simple Membership <= 4.3.4 - Account Takeover via Password Reset

Improper Input Validation
CVE CVE-2023-41956
CVSS 8.8 (High)
Publicly Published September 25, 2023
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Rafie Muhammad - Patchstack


The Simple Membership plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to account takeover due to missing input validation on the process_password_reset_using_link function in versions up to, and including, 4.3.4. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers to gain access to arbitrary accounts on the site via the password reset functionality.



Vulnerability Details for Simple Membership

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug simple-membership (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 4.3.5, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 4.3.4
Patched Version
  • 4.3.5

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