Faction <= 1.1.1 - Arbitrary Options Update

Missing Authorization
CVSS 9.8 (Critical)
Publicly Published March 10, 2015
Last Updated September 20, 2022
Researcher Evex - Evex


The Faction theme for WordPress is vulnerable to Privilege Escalation in versions up to, and including, 1.1.1. This is due to a missing capabilities check on the ot_save_options function. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to update arbitrary site options that can allow them to escalate their privileges to that of an administrator which can lead to a full site takeover.



1 affected software package

Software Type Theme
Software Slug fraction-theme
Patched? No
Remediation No known patch available. Please review the vulnerability's details in depth and employ mitigations based on your organization's risk tolerance. It may be best to uninstall the affected software and find a replacement.
Affected Version
  • <= 1.1.1

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