Slimstat Analytics <= 5.0.9 - Authenticated (Contributor+) Blind SQL Injection via Shortcode

Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command ('SQL Injection')
CVE CVE-2023-4598
CVSS 8.8 (High)
Publicly Published September 11, 2023
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researchers Chloe Chamberland - Wordfence
István Márton - Wordfence


The Slimstat Analytics plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to SQL Injection via the plugin's shortcode in versions up to, and including, 5.0.9 due to insufficient escaping on the user supplied parameter and lack of sufficient preparation on the existing SQL query. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers with contributor-level and above permissions to append additional SQL queries into already existing queries that can be used to extract sensitive information from the database.



Vulnerability Details for SlimStat Analytics

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug wp-slimstat (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 5.0.10, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 5.0.9
Patched Version
  • 5.0.10

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