Protect Your WordPress Site from Email Hacking with Mail Catcher Plugin Update

CVECVE-2023-50844
CVSScvssV3_1: 7.6
SourceCVE-2023-50844

The popular WordPress plugin Mail Catcher used for logging emails has a vulnerability that could allow hackers to access your site. The vulnerability tracked as CVE-2023-50844 has a CVSS score of 7.6 out of 10 indicating a high risk issue.

This SQL Injection flaw affects versions of Mail Catcher before 2.1.4. SQL Injection attacks work by inserting malicious SQL code into your website’s database. This could allow hackers to view, modify or delete data like emails, users and posts.

As Mail Catcher processes incoming emails, hackers could craft special email messages containing malicious SQL code. If your site has an outdated version of Mail Catcher, this code could then be run on your database compromising its security.

The good news is this can be easily fixed. WordPress site owners using Mail Catcher should update to the latest 2.1.4 version immediately. Always keep your plugins updated to their most recent versions to stay protected. You can also consider additional security measures like using strong passwords and enabling two-factor authentication on your admin account.

Taking quick action now to update Mail Catcher can prevent hackers from accessing your site and sensitive email data through this SQL Injection vulnerability. Staying on top of plugin updates is key to maintaining website security.

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