Sitemap by click5 <= 1.0.35 - Unauthenticated Arbitrary Options Update

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2022-0952
CVSS 6.5 (Medium)
Publicly Published April 13, 2022
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher cydave


The Sitemap by click5 WordPress plugin before 1.0.36 does not have authorisation and CSRF checks when updating options via a REST endpoint, and does not ensure that the option to be updated belongs to the plugin. As a result, unauthenticated attackers could change arbitrary blog options, such as the users_can_register and default_role, allowing them to create a new admin account and take over the blog.

Wordfence blocked 3,489 attacks targeting this vulnerability in the past 24 hours.



Vulnerability Details for Sitemap by click5

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug sitemap-by-click5 (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 1.0.36, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 1.0.35
Patched Version
  • 1.0.36

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