Zero-day vulnerability in WPGateway

Improper Authorization

Not patched

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2022091411 - Remote code execution in WPGateway plugin for WordPress

Vulnerable component: WPGateway

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-3180

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

CWE-ID: CWE-285 - Improper Authorization


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise the web application.

The vulnerability exists due to missing authorization checks. A remote non-authenticated attacker can send a specially crafted request to the affected plugin and add an administrative user account into your WordPress installation.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary PHP code on the server.

Note, the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild as of September 8.

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