TablePress <= 1.14 - Authenticated (Author+) CSV Injection

Improper Neutralization of Special Elements in Output Used by a Downstream Component ('Injection')
CVE CVE-2019-20180
CVSS 8.0 (High)
Publicly Published February 1, 2020
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher 0xPablito


The TablePress plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to CSV Injection in versions up to and including 1.14 via the tablepress[data] value. This makes it possible for attackers with author level access and above to embed untrusted input into exported CSV files, which can result in code execution when these files are downloaded and opened on a local system with a vulnerable configuration. This vulnerability is not likely to be exploited in the wild due to its high complexity and many modern day protections, however, it could have a significant impact if exploited successfully at it's worst impact. Please note that while the CVE record says this issue was patched in 1.10, our team confirmed it was still exploitable in 1.14. The has been patched in version 2.0 of TablePress.



Vulnerability Details for TablePress – Tables in WordPress made easy

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug tablepress (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 2.0, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 1.14
Patched Version
  • 2.0

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