Abandoned Cart Lite for WooCommerce <= 5.15.1 - Authentication Bypass

Authentication Bypass Using an Alternate Path or Channel
CVE CVE-2023-2986
CVSS 9.8 (Critical)
Publicly Published June 6, 2023
Last Updated June 23, 2023
Researchers István Márton - Wordfence
Ayan Saha


The Abandoned Cart Lite for WooCommerce plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to authentication bypass in versions up to, and including, 5.14.2. This is due to insufficient encryption on the user being supplied during the abandoned cart link decode through the plugin. This allows unauthenticated attackers to log in as users who have abandoned the cart, who are typically customers. Further security hardening was introduced in version 5.15.1 that ensures sites are no longer vulnerable through historical check-out links, and additional hardening was introduced in version 5.15.2 that ensured null key values wouldn't permit the authentication bypass.

Wordfence blocked 16 attacks targeting this vulnerability in the past 24 hours.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug woocommerce-abandoned-cart (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 5.15.2, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 5.15.1
Patched Version
  • 5.15.2

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