Social Connect <= 1.2 - Authentication Bypass

Authentication Bypass Using an Alternate Path or Channel
CVE CVE-2024-4393
CVSS 9.8 (Critical)
Publicly Published May 7, 2024
Last Updated May 8, 2024
Researcher István Márton - Wordfence


The Social Connect plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to authentication bypass in versions up to, and including, 1.2. This is due to insufficient verification on the OpenID server being supplied during the social login through the plugin. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to log in as any existing user on the site, such as an administrator, if they have access to the email.



Vulnerability Details for Social Connect

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug social-connect (view on
Patched? No
Remediation No known patch available. Please review the vulnerability's details in depth and employ mitigations based on your organization's risk tolerance. It may be best to uninstall the affected software and find a replacement.
Affected Version
  • <= 1.2

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