Vulnerable plugins and themes are the #1 reason WordPress websites get hacked. The weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report powered by WPScan covers recent WordPress plugin, theme, and core vulnerabilities, and what to do if you run one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on your website.

Each vulnerability will have a severity rating of LowMediumHigh, or Critical. Responsible disclosure and reporting of vulnerabilities is an integral part of keeping the WordPress community safe.

As one of the largest WordPress Vulnerability Reports to date, please share this post with your friends to help get the word out and make WordPress safer for everyone.

Contents of the August 18, 2021 Report
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WordPress Core Vulnerabilities

1. Clean Login

Plugin: Clean Login
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.12.6.4
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.12.6.4.

2. SliceWP

Plugin: SliceWP
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version: 1.0.46
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.0.46.

3. WordPress Download Manager

Plugin: WordPress Download Manager
Vulnerability: Email Template Setting Update via CSRF
Patched in Version: 3.2.13
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.2.13.

4. SpeakOut! Email Petitions

Plugin: SpeakOut! Email Petitions
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 2.13.3
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.13.3.

5. Site Reviews

Plugin: Site Reviews
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored XSS
Patched in Version: 5.13.1
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 5.13.1.

6. Tutor LMS

Plugin: Tutor LMS
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.9.6
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.9.6.

7. WPFront Notification Bar

Plugin: WPFront Notification Bar
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored XSS
Patched in Version: 2.1.08087
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.1.08087.

8. Form Builder

Plugin: Form Builder
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version: 1.9.8.5
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.9.8.5.

Plugin: Form Builder
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.9.8.4
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.9.8.4.

9. WPvivid Backup

Plugin: WPvivid Backup
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 0.9.56
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 0.9.56.

10. AddToAny

Plugin: AddToAny
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored XSS
Patched in Version: 1.7.46
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.7.46.

11. Stop Spammers Security

Plugin: Stop Spammers Security
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored XSS
Patched in Version: 2021.18
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2021.18.

12. Keywords & Meta

Plugin: Keywords & Meta
Vulnerability: CSRF to Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

13. Titan Framework 

Plugin: Titan Framework 
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

Affects Plugins:

  • 4k-icon-fonts-for-visual-composerNo known fix – plugin closed
  • adblock-notify-by-bwebNo known fix
  • affiliate-proNo known fix – plugin closed
  • amp-extensionsNo known fix
  • aoi-toriNo known fix
  • awesome-supportNo known fix
  • betteroptinNo known fix – plugin closed
  • border-loading-bar No known fix
  • catchers-helpdeskNo known fix
  • categories-galleryNo known fix
  • categories-gallery-woocommerce – No known fix
  • cf7-customizerNo known fix
  • clinicalwp-coreNo known fix
  • cool-facebook-page-feed-timelineNo known fix – plugin closed
  • custom-scroll-bar-designerNo known fix
  • custom-text-selection-colorsNo known fix
  • disable-image-right-clickNo known fix
  • easy-gallery-slideshowNo known fix
  • easy-google-mapNo known fix
  • easy-justified-galleryNo known fix
  • email-my-postsNo known fix
  • exit-popup-showNo known fix
  • flight-search-widget-blocksNo known fix
  • icons-with-links-widgetNo known fix – plugin closed
  • icustomizerNo known fix
  • live-chat-facebook-fanpageNo known fix
  • media-mirrorNo known fix
  • mobile-menuNo known fix
  • popup-modal-for-youtubeNo known fix
  • project-appNo known fix
  • seatgeek-affiliate-ticketsNo known fix
  • seo-dashboard-by-gutewebsites-deNo known fix
  • share-woocommerce-emailNo known fix
  • simple-behace-portfolioNo known fix
  • stars-menuNo known fix – plugin closed
  • station-proNo known fix
  • sticky-related-postsNo known fix – plugin closed
  • tcs3No known fix
  • template-events-calendarNo known fix
  • total-sales-for-woocommerceNo known fix
  • tr-easy-google-analyticsNo known fix – plugin closed
  • venture-event-managerNo known fix
  • w3s-cf7-zohoNo known fix
  • webhotelierNo known fix
  • woo-availability-dateNo known fix
  • woo-whatsapp-request-quoteNo known fix – plugin closed
  • woosaleskit-barNo known fix – plugin closed
  • yandex-money-buttonNo known fix

14. WP Fusion Lite

Plugin: WP Fusion Lite
Vulnerability: CSRF to Data Deletion
Patched in Version: 3.37.30
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.37.30.

Plugin: WP Fusion Lite
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version: 3.37.30
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.37.30.

Plugin: WP Fusion Lite
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version: 3.37.31
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.37.31.

15. Block and Stop Bad Bots 

Plugin: Block and Stop Bad Bots 
Vulnerability: Authenticated SQL Injections
Patched in Version: 6.60
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 6.60.

16. WP Simple Booking Calendar

Plugin: WP Simple Booking Calendar
Vulnerability: Authenticated SQL Injections
Patched in Version: 2.0.6
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.0.6.

17. Paid Member Subscriptions

Plugin: Paid Member Subscriptions
Vulnerability: Authenticated SQL Injections
Patched in Version: 2.4.2
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.4.2.

18. Favicon by RealFaviconGenerator

Plugin: Favicon by RealFaviconGenerator
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version: 1.3.22
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.3.22.

19. Alipay 

Plugin: Alipay 
Vulnerability: Authenticated SQL Injection
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: Medium

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

20. Cashtomer 

Plugin: Cashtomer
Vulnerability: Authenticated SQL Injection
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: Medium

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

21. WordPress Membership SwiftCloud.io

Plugin: WordPress Membership SwiftCloud.io
Vulnerability: Authenticated SQL Injection
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: Medium

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

22. WordPress Membership SwiftCloud.io

Plugin: Comment Highlighter
Vulnerability: Authenticated SQL Injection
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: Medium

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

23. Easy Testimonial Manager

Plugin: Easy Testimonial Manager
Vulnerability: Authenticated SQL Injection
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: Medium

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

24. Embed Youtube Video 

Plugin: Embed Youtube Video 
Vulnerability: Authenticated SQL Injection
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: Medium

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

25. Quiz And Survey Master 

Plugin: Quiz And Survey Master 
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 7.1.14
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 7.1.14.

26. Book appointment Online

Plugin: Book appointment Online
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version: 1.39
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.39.

27. miniOrange’s Google Authenticator

Plugin: miniOrange’s Google Authenticator
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 5.4.40
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 5.4.40.

28. Two Factor Authentication

Plugin: Two Factor Authentication
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.0.8
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.0.8.

29. Daily Prayer Time 

Plugin: Daily Prayer Time 
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored XSS
Patched in Version: 2021.08.10
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2021.08.10.

30. Custom Post View Generator 

Plugin: Custom Post View Generator 
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

31. FV Flowplayer Video Player

Plugin: FV Flowplayer Video Player 
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 7.5.3.727
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 7.5.3.727.

Plugin: Picture Gallery  
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored XSS
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: Low

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

33. Software License Manager

Plugin: Software License Manager 
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 4.4.8 (Plugin Closed)
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 4.4.8.

34. Per Page Add to Head 

Plugin: Per Page Add to Head
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored XSS
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: Low

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

Plugin: Per Page Add to Head
Vulnerability: CSRF to Stored XSS
Patched in Version: 1.4.4 (Plugin Closed)
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.4.4.

35. Securimage-WP-Fixed

Plugin: Securimage-WP-Fixed
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

36. Image Export

Plugin: Image Export
Vulnerability: Directory Traversal
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: Critical

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

37. Content text slider on post

Plugin: Content text slider on post 
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version: 6.9
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 6.9.

38. Contact Form Generator 

Plugin: Contact Form Generator 
Vulnerability: Multiple Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

39. Calendar_plugin

Plugin: Calendar_plugin 
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

40. Add Sidebar

Plugin: Add Sidebar 
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

41. WP SEO Tags 

Plugin: WP SEO Tags  
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

42. Moova for WooCommerce

Plugin: Moova for WooCommerce 
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

43. jQuery Tagline Rotator

Plugin: jQuery Tagline Rotator
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

44. Plugmatter Pricing Table Lite

Plugin: Plugmatter Pricing Table Lite
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

45. Simple Popup Newsletter

Plugin: Simple Popup Newsletter
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

46. TypoFR 

Plugin: TypoFR 
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

47. WP Songbook  

Plugin: WP Songbook 
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

48. Custom Post Type Relations 

Plugin: Custom Post Type Relations
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

49. 2Way VideoCalls and Random Chat

Plugin: 2Way VideoCalls and Random Chat
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

50. WP Fountain 

Plugin: WP Fountain 
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

51. Media Usage 

Plugin: Media Usage 
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

52. Scribble Maps 

Plugin: Scribble Maps
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

53. Multiplayer Games

Plugin: Multiplayer Games
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

54. Skaut bazar

Plugin: Skaut bazar
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

55. Smart Email Alerts

Plugin: Smart Email Alerts
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

56. Simple Behance Portfolio

Plugin: Simple Behance Portfolio
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: No known fix
Severity Score: High

This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

WordPress Theme Vulnerabilities

A Note on Responsible Disclosure

You might be wondering why a vulnerability would be disclosed if it gives hackers an exploit to attack. Well, it is very common for a security researcher to find and privately report the vulnerability to the software developer.

With responsible disclosure, the researcher’s initial report is made privately to the developers of the company that owns the software, but with an agreement that the full details will be published once a patch has been made available. For significant security vulnerabilities, there may be a slight delay in disclosing the vulnerability to give more people time to patch.

The security researcher may provide a deadline for the software developer to respond to the report or to provide a patch. If this deadline is not met, then the researcher may publicly disclose the vulnerability to put pressure on the developer to issue a patch.

Publicly disclosing a vulnerability and seemingly introducing a Zero-Day vulnerability–a type of vulnerability that has no patch and is being exploited in the wild– may seem counterproductive. But, it is the only leverage that a researcher has to pressure the developer to patch the vulnerability.

If a hacker were to discover the vulnerability, they could quietly use the Exploit and cause damage to the end-user(this is you), while the software developer remains content on leaving the vulnerability unpatched. Google’s Project Zero has similar guidelines when it comes to disclosing vulnerabilities. They publish the full details of the vulnerability after 90 days whether or not the vulnerability has been patched.

How to Protect Your WordPress Website From Vulnerable Plugins and Themes

As you can see from this report, lots of new WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities are disclosed each week. We know it can be difficult to stay on top of every reported vulnerability disclosure, so the iThemes Security Pro plugin makes it easy to make sure your site isn’t running a theme, plugin or WordPress core version with a known vulnerability.

1. Turn on the iThemes Security Pro Site Scanner

The iThemes Security Pro plugin’s Site Scanner scans for the #1 reason WordPress sites get hacked: outdated plugins and themes with known vulnerabilities. The Site Scanner checks your site for known vulnerabilities and automatically applies a patch if one is available.

To enable the Site Scan on new installs, navigate to the Site Check tab on the Features menu inside the plugin and click the toggle to enable the Site Scan.

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To trigger a manual Site Scan, click the Scan Now button on the Site Scan Security Dashboard card.

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If the Site Scan detects a vulnerability, click the vulnerability link to view the details page.

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On the Site Scan vulnerability page, you will see if there is a fix available for the vulnerability. If there is a patch available, you can click the Update Plugin button to apply the fix on your website.

2. Turn on Version Management

The Version Management feature in iThemes Security Pro integrates with the Site Scan to protect your site when outdated software is not updated quickly enough. Even the strongest security measures will fail if you are running vulnerable software on your website. These settings help protect your site with options to update to new versions automatically if a known vulnerability exists and a patch is available.

From the Settings page in iThemes Security Pro, navigate to the Features screen. Click the Site Check tab. From here, use the toggle to enable Version Management. Using the settings gear, you can configure even more settings, including how you want iThemes Security Pro to handle updates to WordPress, plugins, themes, and additional protection.

Make sure to select Auto Update if it Fixes a Vulnerability box so that iThemes Security Pro will automatically update a plugin or theme if it fixes a vulnerability that was found by the Site Scanner.

iThemes Security Pro version management

3. Get an Email Alert When iThemes Security Pro Finds a Known Vulnerability On Your Site

Once you’ve enabled Site Scan Scheduling, head to the Notification Center settings of the plugin. On this screen, scroll to the Site Scan Results section.

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Click the box to enable the notification email and then click the Save Settings button.

Now, during any scheduled site scans, you’ll get an email if iThemes Security Pro discovers any known vulnerabilities. The email will look something like this.

site-scan-results

Get iThemes Security Pro and Rest a Little Easier Tonight

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Each week, Michael puts together the WordPress Vulnerability Report to help keep your sites safe. As Product Manager at iThemes, he helps us continue to improve the iThemes product lineup. He’s a giant nerd & loves learning about all things tech, old & new. You can find Michael hanging out with his wife & daughter, reading or listening to music when not working.

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