ProfilePress <= 4.13.1 - Limited Privilege Escalation via 'acceptable_defined_roles'

Improper Input Validation
CVE CVE-2023-41954
CVSS 7.3 (High)
Publicly Published September 9, 2023
Last Updated September 14, 2023
Researcher Revan Arifio


The ProfilePress plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to limited privilege escalation in versions up to, and including, 4.13.1 via the 'acceptable_defined_roles' function due to incomplete validation on a user controlled key. This can allow unauthenticated attackers to elevate their privileges to a non-administrator role during user-registration.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug wp-user-avatar (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 4.13.2, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • < 4.13.2
Patched Version
  • 4.13.2

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