System Dashboard <= 2.8.7 - Missing Authorization to Information Disclosure (sd_db_specs)

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2023-5714
CVSS 4.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published December 6, 2023
Last Updated December 7, 2023
Researcher Dmitrii Ignatyev - CleanTalk Inc


The System Dashboard plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to unauthorized access of data due to a missing capability check on the sd_db_specs() function hooked via an AJAX action in all versions up to, and including, 2.8.7. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with subscriber-level access and above, to retrieve data key specs.



Vulnerability Details for System Dashboard

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug system-dashboard (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 2.8.8, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 2.8.7
Patched Version
  • 2.8.8

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