Surfer <= - Missing Authorization

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2023-35037
CVSS 5.4 (Medium)
Publicly Published September 1, 2023
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Jonas Höbenreich


The Surfer plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to unauthorized access and modification of data due to missing capability checks on several functions, such as remove_post_draft_connection, check_draft_status, get_locations, get_ajax_surfer_connect_url, disconnect_surfer_from_wp, and check_connection_status called via AJAX actions in versions up to, and including, This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with subscriber-level access and above, to modify the connection details for the plugin and check the status details of posts.



Vulnerability Details for Surfer – WordPress Plugin

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

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