Social Media & Share Icons <= 2.8.1 - Missing Authorization via handle_installation

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2023-34009
CVSS 4.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published June 2, 2023
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher István Márton - Wordfence


The Social Media & Share Icons plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to unauthorized modification of data due to a missing capability check on the handle_installation function in versions up to, and including, 2.8.1. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with subscriber-level access and above, to install one of a pre-defined set of plugins.



Vulnerability Details for Social Media Share Buttons & Social Sharing Icons

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug ultimate-social-media-icons (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 2.8.2, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 2.8.1
Patched Version
  • 2.8.2

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