WordPress Event Plugin Vulnerability Puts Sites at Risk – Update WpEvently Now

CVECVE-2024-24796
CVSScvssV3_1: 8.2
SourceCVE-2024-24796

The MagePeople Team Event Manager and Tickets Selling Plugin for WooCommerce called WpEvently, used by many WordPress sites to manage events, has a serious deserialization vulnerability with a CVSS score of 8.2. Deserialization issues occur when untrusted data is deserialized, potentially allowing attackers to execute arbitrary code on the affected system.

In WpEvently versions 4.1.1 and below, untrusted data sent to the system is deserialized without proper validation. An attacker could craft a malicious payload and submit it to a vulnerable WpEvently installation, allowing them to run code and potentially take over the entire site.

WordPress sites using WpEvently to manage events are at risk of remote code execution attacks. The plugin processes and stores serialized PHP objects containing event data. By manipulating this data, an attacker could include malicious code that gets unserialized and executed upon certain actions like page loads.

To protect your site, update WpEvently to the latest version immediately. Version 4.1.2 fixes this vulnerability. Also make sure to keep all plugins and WordPress core updated to the latest versions. Review your site security and consider a plugin like Wordfence to monitor for attacks. Taking prompt action now can prevent attackers from compromising your site through this vulnerability.

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