Redirection for Contact Form 7 <= 2.7.0 - Authenticated(Editor+) Privilege Escalation

Incorrect Privilege Assignment
CVE CVE-2023-23990
CVSS 7.2 (High)
Publicly Published February 6, 2023
Last Updated February 9, 2023
Researcher Rafie Muhammad - Patchstack


The Redirection for Contact Form 7 plugin is vulnerable to Authenticated Privilege Escalation in versions up to, and including, 2.7.0 due to the ability to update usermeta information. This allows authenticated attackers with Editor-level permissions and above to modify their permissions and grant themselves administrator privileges.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug wpcf7-redirect (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 2.8.0, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 2.7.0
Patched Version
  • 2.8.0

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