Wicked Folders <= 2.18.16 - Missing Authorization via ajax_unassign_folders

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2023-0684
CVSS 5.4 (Medium)
Publicly Published February 6, 2023
Last Updated February 8, 2023
Researcher Marco Wotschka


The Wicked Folders plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to authorization bypass due to a missing capability check on the ajax_unassign_folders function in versions up to, and including, 2.18.16. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with subscriber-level permissions and above, to invoke this function and perform actions intended for administrators such as changing the folder structure maintained by the plugin.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug wicked-folders (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 2.18.17, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 2.18.16
Patched Version
  • 2.18.17

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