MDTF – Meta Data and Taxonomies Filter <= - Relected Cross-Site Scripting via 'tax_name'

Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')
CVE CVE-2023-28664
CVSS 6.1 (Medium)
Publicly Published March 20, 2023
Last Updated March 30, 2023
Researcher Joshua Martinelle - Tenable


The MDTF – Meta Data and Taxonomies Filter plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Reflected Cross-Site Scripting via the ‘tax_name’ parameter of the mdf_get_tax_options_in_widget AJAX action in versions up to, and including, due to insufficient input sanitization and output escaping. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to inject arbitrary web scripts in pages that execute if they can successfully trick a user into performing an action such as clicking on a link.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug wp-meta-data-filter-and-taxonomy-filter (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 1.3.1, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <=
Patched Version
  • 1.3.1

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