WP Directory Kit <= 1.2.3 - Missing Authorization to Plugin Settings Change/Delete, Demo Import, Directory Kit Deletion via wdk_admin_action

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2023-2351
CVSS 6.5 (Medium)
Publicly Published June 12, 2023
Last Updated June 13, 2023
Researcher István Márton - 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_admin' function in versions up to, and including, 1.2.3. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers with subscriber-level permissions or above 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.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug wpdirectorykit (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 1.2.4, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 1.2.3
Patched Version
  • 1.2.4

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