Waiting: One-click countdowns <= 0.6.2 - Missing Authorization Checks leading to Authenticated (Subscriber+) Stored Cross-Site Scripting

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2023-2757
CVSS 7.4 (High)
Publicly Published May 17, 2023
Last Updated May 18, 2023
Researcher Lana Codes - Wordfence


The Waiting: One-click countdowns plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to authorization bypass due to a missing capability check on 'saveLang' functions in versions up to, and including, 0.6.2. This could lead to Cross-Site Scripting due to insufficient input sanitization and output escaping. This makes it possible for subscriber-level attackers to access functions to save plugin data that can potentially lead to inject arbitrary web scripts in pages that will execute whenever a user accesses an injected page.



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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