Low privileged users can use the AJAX action 'cp_plugins_do_button_job_later_callback' in the Login Protection - Limit Failed Login Attempts WordPress plugin before 2.9, to install any plugin (including a specific version) from the WordPress repository, as well as activate arbitrary plugin from then blog, which helps attackers install vulnerable plugins and could lead to more critical vulnerabilities like RCE.
Published 2021-05-14 12:15:08
Updated 2022-07-30 12:31:01
Source WPScan
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: BypassGain privilege

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2021-24194

0.10%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 41 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2021-24194

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.5
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.0
6.4
NIST
8.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
2.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2021-24194

  • The product does not perform or incorrectly performs an authorization check when an actor attempts to access a resource or perform an action.
    Assigned by: contact@wpscan.com (Secondary)

References for CVE-2021-24194

Products affected by CVE-2021-24194

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