Sticky Social Media Icons <= 2.0 - Missing Authorization via ajax_request_handle

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2023-40672
CVSS 4.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published August 21, 2023
Last Updated August 25, 2023
Researcher Nguyen Xuan Chien


The Sticky Social Media Icons plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to unauthorized settings update due to a missing capability check on the ajax_request_handle function in versions up to, and including, 2.0. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with subscriber-level access and above, to update the plugin's settings.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug sticky-social-media-icons (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
  • <= 2.0

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