WP User Control <= 1.5.3 - Insecure Password Reset Mechanism

Unverified Password Change
CVE CVE-2023-4915
CVSS 5.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published September 12, 2023
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher István Márton - Wordfence


The WP User Control plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to unauthorized password resets in versions up to, and including 1.5.3. This is due to the plugin using native password reset functionality, with insufficient validation on the password reset function (in the WP User Control Widget). The function changes the user's password after providing the email. The new password is only sent to the user's email, so the attacker does not have access to the new password.



Vulnerability Details for WP User Control

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug wp-user-control (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? No
Remediation No known patch available. Please review the vulnerability's details in depth and employ mitigations based on your organization's risk tolerance. It may be best to uninstall the affected software and find a replacement.
Affected Version
  • <= 1.5.3

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