WordPress File Upload <= 4.16.2 - Authenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting via Shortcode

Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')
CVE CVE-2021-24961
CVSS 5.4 (Medium)
Publicly Published February 14, 2022
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher apple502j


The WordPress File Upload WordPress plugin before 4.16.3, wordpress-file-upload-pro WordPress plugin before 4.16.3 does not escape some of its shortcode argument, which could allow users with a role as low as Contributor to perform Cross-Site Scripting attacks



Vulnerability Details for WordPress File Upload

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug wp-file-upload (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 4.16.3, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • < 4.16.3
Patched Version
  • 4.16.3

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