MainWP Google Analytics Extension Plugin Vulnerable to SQL Injection Attacks – Update Now!

CVSScvssV3_1: 8.5

The MainWP Google Analytics Extension plugin, which is used to integrate Google Analytics tracking into WordPress sites managed through the MainWP plugin, is vulnerable to SQL injection attacks in versions 4.0.4 and below.

SQL injection is a type of injection attack where malicious SQL statements are inserted into an entry field for execution by the backend database. This allows attackers to read sensitive data like user credentials or make modifications directly to the database without proper authorization.

In this case, the vulnerability is present in the plugin’s authentication handler. By specially crafting HTTP requests, an attacker could exploit the flaw to perform unauthorized actions like accessing admin panels or reading private user data on affected sites.

If you are using the MainWP Google Analytics Extension plugin at version 4.0.4 or below, you are advised to update to the latest version immediately. Plugin developers have patched the vulnerability in newer releases. You should also change your admin passwords as a precaution.

Staying on top of plugin and theme updates is one of the best ways to protect your WordPress site from known vulnerabilities. Be sure to update any plugins or themes reporting vulnerabilities to keep your site and user data secure.