WordPress Recipe Maker Plugin Vulnerable to SQL Injection Attacks

CVSScvssV3_1: 8.8

The popular WordPress Recipe Maker plugin is vulnerable to SQL injection attacks that could allow hackers access sensitive database information.

SQL injection is a type of attack where malicious code is inserted into SQL queries via user input to extract or manipulate data from a database. In this case, the plugin was not properly sanitizing user input on the “recipes” parameter, allowing an attacker to potentially append their own SQL code to queries.

With subscriber level access or higher, a hacker could craft specially crafted requests to view private user data like passwords, admin emails or other sensitive backend info stored in the WordPress database. This poses a risk to both site owners and users.

To stay protected, website owners using the Recipe Maker plugin should update to the latest version immediately or consider removing the plugin if an update is not available. General best practices like keeping software up-to-date and limiting administrative access can help prevent many common attacks.

Users should be cautious about using sites with outdated plugins or software, as it could expose their personal information if the site was compromised. Keeping an eye out for security and version updates is recommended to stay ahead of emerging vulnerabilities.