Zero-day vulnerability in Easy WP SMTP

Improper access control

This vulnerability allows a remote attacker to reset admin account passwords. 

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2020121404 - Improper access control in Easy WP SMTP plugin for WordPress

Vulnerable component: Easy WP SMTP


CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/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 access the debug log after the password reset, grab the reset link and take over the admin account.

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

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