WordPress Coupon Theme Vulnerable to SQL Injection Attacks

CVECVE-2023-49750
CVSScvssV3_1: 9.3
SourceCVE-2023-49750

The Couponis – Affiliate & Submitting Coupons WordPress theme developed by Spoonthemes was found to have a SQL Injection vulnerability with a CVSS score of 9.3.

SQL Injection is a code injection technique used to attack data-driven applications like databases. It involves inserting malicious SQL statements into an entry field to gain unauthorized access to sensitive data or make changes to the database.

In this case, the theme was not properly sanitizing user input before making SQL queries. An attacker could craft specially crafted requests containing SQL code to view, modify or delete data from the database like users, posts or other sensitive information.

If exploited, this vulnerability could allow an attacker to take over admin accounts, post spam, change theme settings or even install malware on vulnerable sites.

WordPress site owners using this theme should update to the latest version immediately to patch this security hole. Admins are also advised to regularly keep WordPress, plugins and themes updated to prevent such vulnerabilities. User input should always be validated and sanitized before making database queries.

Proper input validation and output encoding can go a long way in preventing SQL injection attacks. Keep software updated and be cautious of any suspicious activity on your site.

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