WP Activity Log <= 4.0.1 - Missing Authorization

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2020-36716
CVSS 7.3 (High)
Publicly Published March 8, 2020
Last Updated June 7, 2023
Researcher Jerome Bruandet - NinTechNet


The WP Activity Log plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to authorization bypass due to a missing capability check on the setup_page function in versions up to, and including, 4.0.1. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to run the setup wizard (if it has not been run previously) and access plugin configuration options.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug wp-security-audit-log (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 4.0.2, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • < 4.0.2
Patched Version
  • 4.0.2

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