Total Theme <= 2.1.19 - Authenticated(Subscriber+) Plugin Activation

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2023-27456
CVSS 4.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published March 1, 2023
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Dave Jong - Patchstack


The Total theme for WordPress is vulnerable to Plugin Activation due to insufficient capability and nonce checks on the 'activate_plugin' function in versions up to, and including, 2.1.19. This allows any authenticated attacker with subscriber-level capabilities or greater to activate arbitrary plugins already installed on the site.



1 affected software package

Software Type Theme
Software Slug total (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 2.1.20, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 2.1.19
Patched Version
  • 2.1.20

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