Plus Addons for Elementor Page Builder <= 4.1.6 - Authentication Bypass

Improper Authentication
CVE CVE-2021-24175
CVSS 9.8 (Critical)
Publicly Published March 8, 2021
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Seravo


The Plus Addons for Elementor Page Builder WordPress plugin before 4.1.7 was being actively exploited to by malicious actors to bypass authentication, allowing unauthenticated users to log in as any user (including admin) by just providing the related username, as well as create accounts with arbitrary roles, such as admin. These issues can be exploited even if registration is disabled, and the Login widget is not active.

Wordfence blocked 55,904 attacks targeting this vulnerability in the past 24 hours.



Vulnerability Details for The Plus Addons for Elementor Page Builder

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug theplus_elementor_addon
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 4.1.7, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • < 4.1.7
Patched Version
  • 4.1.7

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