WP Brutal AI < 2.0.0 - Cross-Site Request Forgery to SQL Injection

Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command ('SQL Injection')
CVE CVE-2023-2601
CVSS 8.8 (High)
Publicly Published June 5, 2023
Last Updated June 6, 2023
Researcher Taurus Omar


The WP Brutal AI plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to SQL Injection via an unknown parameter in versions before 2.0.0 due to insufficient escaping on the user supplied parameter and lack of sufficient preparation on the existing SQL query. Additionally it lacks a nonce check on this functionality. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers with administrator-level permissions, as well as unauthenticated attackers able to trick administrators into performing an action such as clicking a link, to append additional SQL queries into already existing queries that can be used to extract sensitive information from the database.



Vulnerability Details for WP Brutal AI

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug wpbrutalai
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 2.0.0, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • < 2.0.0
Patched Version
  • 2.0.0

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