Web3 <= 2.8.0 - Authentication Bypass

Authentication Bypass Using an Alternate Path or Channel
CVE CVE-2023-6036
CVSS 9.8 (Critical)
Publicly Published January 17, 2024
Last Updated March 22, 2024
Researcher vicent ribas


The Web3 – Crypto wallet Login & NFT token gating plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to authenticated bypass in all versions up to, and including, 2.8.0. This is due to insufficient verification on the 'handle_auth_request' and 'hadle_login_request' functions. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to log in as any user, including an administrator, as long as they have access to the username.



Vulnerability Details for Web3 – Crypto wallet Login & NFT token gating

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug web3-authentication (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 3.0.0, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 2.8.0
Patched Version
  • 3.0.0

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