WP Custom Widget area <= 1.2.5 - Missing Authorization

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2023-45045
CVSS 4.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published October 3, 2023
Last Updated February 6, 2024
Researcher Abdi Pranata


The WP Custom Widget area plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to unauthorized access of functionality due to a missing capability check on several functions corresponding to AJAX actions in versions up to, and including, 1.2.5. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with subscriber-level access and above, to make use of functionality intended for users with higher privileges. This can lead to the deletion and modification of widgets and menus created using the plugin. CVE-2023-6066 may be a duplicate of this issue.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug wp-custom-widget-area (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
  • <= 1.2.5

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