Simple URLs <= 118 - Authenticated (Contributor+) Stored Cross-Site Scripting

Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')
CVE CVE-2023-40674
CVSS 6.4 (Medium)
Publicly Published August 21, 2023
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Rafshanzani Suhada


The Simple URLs plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Stored Cross-Site Scripting in versions up to, and including, 119 due to insufficient input sanitization and output escaping. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with contributor-level access and above, to inject arbitrary web scripts in pages that will execute whenever a user accesses an injected page.



Vulnerability Details for Simple URLs – Link Cloaking, Product Displays, and Affiliate Link Management

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug simple-urls (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 119, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 118
Patched Version
  • 119

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