Resoto <= 1.0.8 - Missing Authorization leading to Authenticated (Subscriber+) Arbitrary Plugin Activation

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2023-28619
CVSS 5.0 (Medium)
Publicly Published March 22, 2023
Last Updated March 28, 2023
Researcher Dave Jong - Patchstack Alliance


The Resoto theme for WordPress is vulnerable to unauthorized modification of data due to a missing capability check on the 'activate_plugin' function in versions up to, and including, 1.0.8. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers with subscriber-level access, and above, to use an ajax endpoint to activate an arbitrary plugin and hide the notice.



1 affected software package

Software Type Theme
Software Slug resoto (view on
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
  • <= 1.0.8

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