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 January 22, 2024
Researcher Marco Wotschka - Wordfence


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.



Vulnerability Details for Wicked Folders

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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