WordPress Plugin Vulnerable to SQL Injection Attacks

CVECVE-2023-5466
CVSScvssV3_1: 8.8
SourceCVE-2023-5466

The popular WordPress plugin “Wp anything slider” is vulnerable to SQL injection attacks. SQL injection is a type of attack where malicious code is inserted into SQL queries via user input in order to gain unauthorized access to sensitive data in the database.

This plugin fails to properly sanitize and validate user input in its shortcode. By manipulating parameters passed to the shortcode, an attacker can append arbitrary SQL statements to existing queries. This allows them to view, modify or delete any data in the database, including user accounts and sensitive content.

As the vulnerability exists in versions up to and including 9.1, all sites using this plugin are at risk. Hackers with subscriber level access or above can exploit this to steal confidential information like usernames, passwords and payment details.

If you use this WordPress plugin, update to the latest version immediately to patch the vulnerability. Also make sure your WordPress core and other plugins are up to date. Use a strong and unique password for your admin account. Monitor your site and database for any suspicious activity. Staying on top of updates is the best way to protect your site from SQL injection and other exploits.

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