WordPress Core is vulnerable to Directory Traversal in versions up to, and including, 6.2, via the ‘wp_lang’ parameter. This allows unauthenticated attackers to access and load arbitrary translation files. In cases where an attacker is able to upload a crafted translation file onto the site, such as via an upload form, this could be also used to perform a Cross-Site Scripting attack.
Published 2023-05-17 09:15:10
Updated 2023-06-21 01:15:09
Source Wordfence
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Cross site scripting (XSS)Directory traversal

Threat overview for CVE-2023-2745

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2023-2745
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 80
IPs affected by CVE-2023-2745 30
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2023-2745

0.40%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 74 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2023-2745

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.1
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N
2.8
2.7
NIST
5.4
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N
2.2
2.7
Wordfence

CWE ids for CVE-2023-2745

  • The product uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the product does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory.
    Assigned by:
    • nvd@nist.gov (Secondary)
    • security@wordfence.com (Primary)

References for CVE-2023-2745

Products affected by CVE-2023-2745

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