Social Media Widget 4.0 - Spam Link Injection

Externally Controlled Reference to a Resource in Another Sphere
CVSS 5.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published April 9, 2013
Last Updated August 8, 2022
Researcher DANIEL CID - Sucuri


The Social Media Widget plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Spam Link Injection in version 4.0. This is due to a hidden call to an external link which makes it possible for spam to be injected into the affected site.



Vulnerability Details for Social Media Widget

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug social-media-widget (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 4.0.1, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • 4.0 - 4.0
Patched Version
  • 4.0.1

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