Vulnerable plugins and themes are the #1 reason WordPress websites get hacked. This post 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.
The WordPress Vulnerability Roundup is divided into three different categories: WordPress core, WordPress plugins, and WordPress themes. Each vulnerability will have a severity rating of Low, Medium, High, or Critical. The severity ratings are based on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System.
WordPress Core Vulnerabilities
WordPress 5.7.1 is was released on April 15, 2021. This security and maintenance release features 26 bug fixes in addition to two security fixes. Because this is a security release of WordPress core, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately!
1. WordPress 5.6 – 5.7
Vulnerability: Authenticated XXE Within the Media Library Affecting PHP 8
Patched in Version: 5.7
Severity: High – CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities
WordPress Theme Vulnerabilities
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