WP Directory Kit <= 1.2.2 - Missing Authorization to Plugin Installation, Settings Change/Delete, Demo Import, Directory Kit Deletion via wdk_public_action

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2023-2280
CVSS 6.5 (Medium)
Publicly Published May 2, 2023
Last Updated June 9, 2023
Researchers Lana Codes - Wordfence
Ramuel Gall - Wordfence


The WP Directory Kit plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to unauthorized modification of data and loss of data due to a missing capability check on the 'ajax_public' function in versions up to, and including, 1.2.2. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to delete or change plugin settings, import demo data, delete Directory Kit related posts and terms, and install arbitrary plugins. A partial patch was introduced in version 1.2.0 and an additional partial patch was introduced in version 1.2.2, but the issue was not fully patched until 1.2.3.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug wpdirectorykit (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 1.2.3, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 1.2.2
Patched Version
  • 1.2.3

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