The Shield Security plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Missing Authorization on the 'theme-plugin-file' AJAX action in versions up to, and including, 17.0.17. This allows authenticated attackers to add arbitrary audit log entries indicating that a theme or plugin has been edited, and is also a vector for Cross-Site Scripting via CVE-2023-0992.
Published 2023-06-09 06:15:55
Updated 2023-06-14 20:44:32
Source Wordfence
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Cross site scripting (XSS)

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2023-0993

0.11%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 45 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2023-0993

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.3
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N
2.8
1.4
NIST
4.3
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N
2.8
1.4
Wordfence

CWE ids for CVE-2023-0993

  • The product does not perform an authorization check when an actor attempts to access a resource or perform an action.
    Assigned by: security@wordfence.com (Primary)

References for CVE-2023-0993

Products affected by CVE-2023-0993

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