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WordPress Vulnerability Report: October 2021, Part 2

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Vulnerable plugins and themes are the #1 reason WordPress websites get hacked. The weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report powered by WPScan covers recent WordPress plugin, theme, and core vulnerabilities, and what to do if you run one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on your website.

Each vulnerability will have a severity rating of LowMediumHigh, or Critical. Responsible disclosure and reporting of vulnerabilities is an integral part of keeping the WordPress community safe.

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Contents of the October 13, 2021 Report

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WordPress Core Vulnerabilities

The latest version of WordPress core is 5.8.1 was released as a security and maintenance release. As a best practice, always be sure to run the latest version of WordPress core!

WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities

In this section, the latest WordPress plugin vulnerabilities have been disclosed. Each plugin listing includes the type of vulnerability, the version number if patched, and the severity rating.

1. Easy PayPal Buy Now Button

Plugin: Easy PayPal Buy Now Button
Vulnerability: CSRF to Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.7.3
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.7.3.

2. Events Made Easy

Plugin: Events Made Easy
Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 2.2.24
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.2.24.

3. BP Better Messages

Plugin: BP Better Messages
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.9.9.41
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.9.9.41.

Plugin: BP Better Messages
Vulnerability: Multiple CSRF
Patched in Version: 1.9.9.41
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.9.9.41.

4. Themify Builder

Plugin: Themify Builder
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 5.3.2
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 5.3.2.

5. Far Future Expiry Header

Plugin: Far Future Expiry Header
Vulnerability: Plugin’s Settings Update via CSRF
Patched in Version: 1.5
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.5.

6. Image Source Control

Plugin: Image Source Control
Vulnerability: Contributor+ Arbitrary Post Meta Value Change
Patched in Version: 2.3.1
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.3.1.

7. Logo Slider and Showcase

Plugin: Logo Slider and Showcase
Vulnerability: Editor Plugin’s Settings Update
Patched in Version: 1.3.37
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.3.37.

8. Cardinity Payment Gateway for WooCommerce

Plugin: Cardinity Payment Gateway for WooCommerce
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 3.0.7
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.0.7.

9. MP3 Audio Player for Music, Radio & Podcast by Sonaar

Plugin: MP3 Audio Player for Music, Radio & Podcast by Sonaar
Vulnerability: Multiple Admin+ Cross Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 2.4.2
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.4.2.

10. Paypal Donation

Plugin: Paypal Donation
Vulnerability: CSRF to Arbitrary Post Deletion
Patched in Version: 1.3.1
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.3.1.

Plugin: Paypal Donation
Vulnerability: CSRF to Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.3.1
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.3.1.

11. Coming Soon, Under Construction & Maintenance Mode By Dazzler

Plugin: Coming Soon, Under Construction & Maintenance Mode By Dazzler
Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.6.7
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.6.7.

12. Translate WordPress – Google Language Translator 

Plugin: Translate WordPress – Google Language Translator 
Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 6.0.12
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 6.0.12.

13. Booking.com Product Helper

Plugin: Booking.com Product Helper
Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: No known fix – plugin closed
Severity Score: Low

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. This plugin has been closed as of August 18, 2021. Uninstall and delete.

14. Booking.com Banner Creator

Plugin: Booking.com Banner Creator
Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: No known fix – plugin closed
Severity Score: Low

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. This plugin has been closed as of August 18, 2021. Uninstall and delete.

15. Simple Download Monitor

Plugin: Simple Download Monitor
Vulnerability: Unauthorised Log Reset
Patched in Version: 3.9.6
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.9.6.

Plugin: Simple Download Monitor
Vulnerability: Arbitrary Thumbnails Removal
Patched in Version: 3.9.6
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.9.6.

Plugin: Simple Download Monitor
Vulnerability: Unauthenticated Log Access
Patched in Version: 3.9.6
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.9.6.

Plugin: Simple Download Monitor
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 3.9.5
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.9.5.

Plugin: Simple Download Monitor
Vulnerability: Contributor+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting via File Thumbnail
Patched in Version: 3.9.5
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.9.5.

16. Two Way Chat

Plugin: Two Way Chat
Vulnerability: Multiple CSRF
Patched in Version: 3.1.5
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.1.5.

Plugin: Two Way Chat
Vulnerability: Admin+ Local File Inclusion
Patched in Version: 3.1.5
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.1.5.

17. WP-Recall

Plugin: WP-Recall
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 16.24.48
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 16.24.48.

18. JobSearch WP Job Board

Plugin: JobSearch WP Job Board
Vulnerability: Subscriber+ Arbitrary Blog Options Update
Patched in Version: 1.8.2
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.8.2.

Plugin: JobSearch WP Job Board
Vulnerability: Unauthenticated Plugin’s Settings Update
Patched in Version: 1.8.2
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.8.2.

Plugin: JobSearch WP Job Board
Vulnerability: Subscriber+ Add/Update Schedule Calls
Patched in Version: 1.8.2
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.8.2.

19. TheCartPress eCommerce Shopping Cart

Plugin: TheCartPress eCommerce Shopping Cart
Vulnerability: CSRF to Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: No known fix – plugin closed
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. This plugin has been closed as of October 5, 2021. Uninstall and delete.

20. MStore API

Plugin: MStore API
Vulnerability: Unauthenticated PHP File Upload
Patched in Version: No known fix – plugin closed
Severity Score: Critical

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. This plugin has been closed as of October 5, 2021. Uninstall and delete.

21. Media File Renamer – Auto & Manual Rename

Plugin: Media File Renamer – Auto & Manual Rename
Vulnerability: Media Title/Filename/Locking State Update via CSRF
Patched in Version: 5.2.7
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 5.2.7.

22. Batch Cat

Plugin: Batch Cat
Vulnerability: Subscriber+ Arbitrary Categories Add/Set/Delete to Posts
Patched in Version: No known fix – plugin closed
Severity Score: Medium

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. This plugin has been closed as of September 24, 2021. Uninstall and delete.

23. qTranslate X

Plugin: qTranslate X
Vulnerability: Multiple Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: No known fix – plugin closed
Severity Score: Low

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. This plugin has been closed as of August 31, 2021. Uninstall and delete.

24. World Travel Information

Plugin: World Travel Information
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: No known fix – plugin closed
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. This plugin has been closed as of September 23, 2021. Uninstall and delete.

25. WP Survey Plus

Plugin: WP Survey Plus
Vulnerability: Subscriber+ AJAX Calls
Patched in Version: No known fix – plugin closed
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. This plugin has been closed as of September 30, 2021. Uninstall and delete.

26. WP Sitemap Page

Plugin: WP Sitemap Page
Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross Site Scripting
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: Low

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

27. WP Bannerize 2.0.0

Plugin: WP Bannerize 2.0.0
Vulnerability: Authenticated SQL Injection
Patched in Version: No known fix – plugin closed
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. This plugin has been closed as of July 19, 2021. Uninstall and delete.

28. Genie WP Favicon

Plugin: Genie WP Favicon
Vulnerability: Arbitrary Favicon Change via CSRF
Patched in Version: No known fix – plugin closed
Severity Score: Medium

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. This plugin has been closed as of August 27, 2021. Uninstall and delete.

29. Phoenix Media Rename 

Plugin: Phoenix Media Rename 
Vulnerability: Author Arbitrary Media File Renaming
Patched in Version: 3.4.4
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.4.4.

30. Visitor Traffic Real Time Statistics

Plugin: Visitor Traffic Real Time Statistics
Vulnerability: Subscriber+ SQL Injection
Patched in Version: 3.9
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.9.

31. AddToAny Share Buttons

Plugin: AddToAny Share Buttons
Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.7.48
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.7.48.

32. Formidable Form Builder

Plugin: Formidable Form Builder
Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 5.0.07
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 5.0.07.

33. BulletProof Security

Plugin: BulletProof Security
Vulnerability: Sensitive Information Disclosure
Patched in Version: 5.2
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 5.2.

34. WP All Export

Plugin: WP All Export
Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.3.1
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.3.1.

35. Redirect 404 Error Page to Homepage or Custom Page with Logs

Plugin: Redirect 404 Error Page to Homepage or Custom Page with Logs
Vulnerability: Log Deletion via CSRF
Patched in Version: 1.7.9
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.7.9.

36. Access Demo Importer

Plugin: Access Demo Importer
Vulnerability: Subscriber+ Arbitrary File Upload
Patched in Version: 1.0.7
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.0.7.

37. Download Monitor

Plugin: Download Monitor
Vulnerability: Unauthenticated Downloading of Logs
Patched in Version: 1.9.7
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.9.7.

Plugin: Download Monitor
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version: 1.7.1
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.7.1.

Plugin: Download Monitor
Vulnerability: Authenticated Directory Listing
Patched in Version: 1.6.4
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.6.4.

Plugin: Download Monitor
Vulnerability: Multiple Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 3.3.6.2
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.3.6.2.

38. Unlimited PopUps

Plugin: Unlimited PopUps
Vulnerability: Author+ SQL Injection
Patched in Version: No known fix – plugin closed
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. This plugin has been closed as of June 22, 2021. Uninstall and delete.

39. Schreikasten

Plugin: Schreikasten
Vulnerability: Author+ SQL Injections
Patched in Version: No known fix – plugin closed
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. This plugin has been closed as of June 21, 2021. Uninstall and delete.

40. Post Content XMLRPC

Plugin: Post Content XMLRPC
Vulnerability: Author+ SQL Injections
Patched in Version: No known fix – plugin closed
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. This plugin has been closed as of June 21, 2021. Uninstall and delete.

41. Wow Forms

Plugin: Wow Forms
Vulnerability: Author+ SQL Injections
Patched in Version: No known fix – plugin closed
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. This plugin has been closed as of June 18, 2021. Uninstall and delete.

Plugin: G Auto-Hyperlink
Vulnerability: Author+ SQL Injection
Patched in Version: No known fix – plugin closed
Severity Score: Medium

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. This plugin has been closed as of June 18, 2021. Uninstall and delete.

43. Chameleon CSS

Plugin: Chameleon CSS
Vulnerability: Subscriber+ SQL Injection
Patched in Version: No known fix – plugin closed
Severity Score: Critical

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. This plugin has been closed as of June 18, 2021. Uninstall and delete.

44. SpiderCatalog

Plugin: SpiderCatalog
Vulnerability: Author+ SQL Injection
Patched in Version: No known fix – plugin closed
Severity Score: Medium

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. This plugin has been closed as of June 18, 2021. Uninstall and delete.

45. Support Board 

Plugin: Support Board 
Vulnerability: Agent+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 3.3.5
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.3.5.

46. Age Gate

Plugin: Age Gate 
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 2.16.4
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.16.4.

Plugin: Inline Related Posts 
Vulnerability: Admin+ Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 3.0.5
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.0.5.

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