User Shortcodes Plus <= 2.0.2 - Insecure Direct Object Reference to Authenticated (Contributor+) Sensitive Information Disclosure via user_meta Shortcode

Authorization Bypass Through User-Controlled Key
CVE CVE-2023-6969
CVSS 5.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published February 26, 2024
Last Updated March 13, 2024
Researcher Francesco Carlucci


The User Shortcodes Plus plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Insecure Direct Object Reference in all versions up to, and including, 2.0.2 via the user_meta shortcode due to missing validation on a user controlled key. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with contributor-level access and above, to retrieve potentially sensitive user meta.



Vulnerability Details for User Shortcodes Plus

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug user-shortcodes-plus (view on
Patched? No
Remediation No known patch available. Please review the vulnerability's details in depth and employ mitigations based on your organization's risk tolerance. It may be best to uninstall the affected software and find a replacement.
Affected Version
  • <= 2.0.2

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