WordPress Console <= 0.3.9 - Missing Authorization via reload.php

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2023-28168
CVSS 5.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published March 14, 2023
Last Updated March 17, 2023
Researcher Prasanna V Balaji


The WordPress Console plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to unauthorized modification of data and execution of files due to missing authorization in several files such as reload.php, complete.php, and query that is also missing direct file access controls in versions up to, and including, 0.3.9. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to unset the '$_SESSION['console_vars']' and '$_SESSION['partial']' variables and potentially achieve remote code execution if they can successfully exploit the type juggling weakness in query.php.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug wordpress-console (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
  • <= 0.3.9

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