WordPress Popular Posts <= 6.0.5 - Unauthenticated Views Changes

Improper Access Control
CVE CVE-2022-43468
CVSS 5.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published November 18, 2022
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Tsubasa Iinuma


The WordPress Popular Posts plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Unauthenticated Views Changes in versions up to, and including, 6.0.5. This is due to a lack of user input validation on a REST endpoint that results in unprotected behavior in the 'update_views_count' function. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to manipulate and potentially change the views count endpoint.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug wordpress-popular-posts (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 6.1.0, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 6.0.5
Patched Version
  • 6.1.0

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