Widget Settings Importer/Exporter Plugin <= 1.5.3 - Unauthorized Widget Import to Stored Cross-Site Scripting

Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')
CVE CVE-2020-36769
CVSS 7.4 (High)
Publicly Published April 15, 2020
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Ram - Wordfence


The Widget Settings Importer/Exporter Plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Stored Cross-Site Scripting via the wp_ajax_import_widget_dataparameter AJAX action in versions up to, and including, 1.5.3 due to insufficient input sanitization and output escaping. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers with subscriber-level permissions and above 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 widget-settings-importexport (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
  • <= 1.5.3

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