WP Meta SEO <= 4.5.12 - Information Exposure via Meta Description

Exposure of Sensitive Information Through Metadata
CVE CVE-2023-6962
CVSS 5.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published April 16, 2024
Last Updated May 2, 2024
Researcher Krzysztof Zając - CERT PL


The WP Meta SEO plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Sensitive Information Exposure in all versions up to, and including, 4.5.12 via the meta description. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to disclose potentially sensitive information via the meta description of password-protected posts.



Vulnerability Details for WP Meta SEO

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug wp-meta-seo (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 4.5.13, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 4.5.12
Patched Version
  • 4.5.13

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