WP User Manager <= 2.6.2 - Arbitrary User Password Reset

Authorization Bypass Through User-Controlled Key
CVE CVE-2021-24655
CVSS 7.5 (High)
Publicly Published September 22, 2021
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher AyeCode Ltd


The WP User Manager WordPress plugin before 2.6.3 does not ensure that the user ID to reset the password of is related to the reset key given. As a result, any authenticated user can reset the password (to an arbitrary value) of any user knowing only their ID, and gain access to their account.

Wordfence blocked 10 attacks targeting this vulnerability in the past 24 hours.



Vulnerability Details for WP User Manager – User Profile Builder & Membership

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug wp-user-manager (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 2.6.3, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 2.6.2
Patched Version
  • 2.6.3

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