UpdraftPlus <= 1.23.10 - Cross-Site Request Forgery to Google Drive Storage Update

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
CVE CVE-2023-5982
CVSS 5.4 (Medium)
Publicly Published November 7, 2023
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Nicolas Decayeux - Patrowl


The UpdraftPlus: WordPress Backup & Migration Plugin plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Cross-Site Request Forgery in all versions up to, and including, 1.23.10. This is due to a lack of nonce validation and insufficient validation of the instance_id on the 'updraftmethod-googledrive-auth' action used to update Google Drive remote storage location. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to modify the Google Drive location that backups are sent to via a forged request granted they can trick a site administrator into performing an action such as clicking on a link. This can make it possible for attackers to receive backups for a site which may contain sensitive information.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug updraftplus (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 1.23.11, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 1.23.10
Patched Version
  • 1.23.11

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