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07 May: vulnerability discovered in WooCommerce Checkout Manager

A vulnerability in a popular WordPress plugin called the WooCommerce Checkout Manager is potentially putting more than 60,000 websites at risk, researchers say. The WooCommerce Checkout Manager plugin allows WooCommerce users to customize and manage the fields on their checkout pages. The plugin, owned by Visser Labs, is separate…

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17 Feb: Another WordPress commercial plugin gets exploited

And yet another WordPress commercial plugin gets exploited in the wild, as Wordfence security analysts identified attackers exploiting vulnerabilities in outdated versions of a commercial WordPress plugin since the end of january. In this case the fairly popular WP Cost Estimation & Payment Forms Builder plugin developed by Loopus…

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03 Feb: Media File Manager plugin for WordPress exploited

An exploit was discovered in The Media File Manager plugin version 1.4.2 for WordPress. This vulnerability allows for directory traversal and the initiation of a remote cross site scripting (XSS) attack via the dir parameter of the mrelocator_getdir function of the file wp-admin/admin-ajax.php. A working exploit has been dislosed.

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30 Jan: WordPress Users Urged to Delete Total Donations Plugin

Total Donations is a commercial plugin that helps sites create donation campaigns and accept payments from their visitors and is currently used by many non-profit and political organizations who want to accept donations from donors using a donation form. Attacks on the Total Donations plugins have been tracked over…

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24 Jan: WordPress plugin Spambyebye vulnerable

A Cross-site scripting vulnerability was found in WordPress plugin spam-byebye with all versions up to version 2.2.1 reported vulnerable. It is possible to launch this attack remotely and it allows for the injection of arbitrary web scripts or HTML via unspecified vectors. This would alter the appearance and would…

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13 Jan: Three vulnerabilities in LearnPress discovered

Three vulnerabilities in LearnPress prior to version 3.1.0 have been discovered. LearnPress is a popular plugin with more than 50.000 installations for the WordPress CMS that can be used to create and sell courses online. LearnPress is similar to Moodle, an open source learning platform.

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09 Jan: WordPress and plugin vulnerabilities Tripled in 2018

Researchers at Imperva have found that the overall number of new vulnerabilities in Content Management Systems in 2018 (17,142) has increased by 21% compared to 2017 (14,082) and by 159% compared to 2016 (6,615). WordPress-related vulnerabilities have exploded and have seen a staggering 300% increase in 2018 compared to…