Zero-day vulnerability in

Improper access control

Not patched

The vulnerability was used in the wild to compromise websites with vulnerable plugin. The attackers can modify and delete the plugin’s data.

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2020030902 - Improper access control in Custom Searchable Data Entry System plugin for WordPress

Vulnerable component:


CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:U/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-284 - Improper Access Control


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to otherwise restricted functionality.

The vulnerability exists due to improper access restrictions. A remote attacker can bypass implemented security restrictions and gain unauthorized access to the application, leading to data modification and deletion, including the potential to delete the entire contents of any table in a vulnerable site’s database.

Note: the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.

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