Waiting: One-click countdowns <= 0.6.2 - Missing Authorization

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2023-3999
CVSS 6.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published December 23, 2022
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Marco Wotschka - Wordfence


The Waiting: One-click countdowns plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to authorization bypass due to missing capability checks on its AJAX calls in versions up to, and including, 0.6.2. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with subscriber-level permissions and above, to create and delete countdowns as well as manipulate other plugin settings.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug waiting (view on wordpress.org)
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
  • <= 0.6.2

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