User Email Verification for WooCommerce <= 3.5.0 - Authentication Bypass

Authentication Bypass Using an Alternate Path or Channel
CVE CVE-2023-2781
CVSS 8.1 (High)
Publicly Published June 2, 2023
Last Updated June 2, 2023
Researcher Lana Codes - Wordfence


The User Email Verification for WooCommerce plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to authentication bypass via authenticate_user_by_email in versions up to, and including, 3.5.0. This is due to a random token generation weakness in the resend_verification_email function. This allows unauthenticated attackers to impersonate users and trigger an email address verification for arbitrary accounts, including administrative accounts, and automatically be logged in as that user, including any site administrators. This requires the Allow Automatic Login After Successful Verification setting to be enabled, which it is not by default.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug woo-confirmation-email (view on
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
  • <= 3.5.0

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