Advisory Published

CVE-2023-4799: Magic Embeds < 3.1.2 - Contributor+ Stored XSS via shortcode

First published: Mon Nov 20 2023(Updated: )

The Magic Embeds WordPress plugin before 3.1.2 does not validate and escape some of its shortcode attributes before outputting them back in a page/post where the shortcode is embed, which could allow users with the contributor role and above to perform Stored Cross-Site Scripting attacks


Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
Wpembedfb Magic Embeds<3.1.2

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is CVE-2023-4799?

    CVE-2023-4799 is a vulnerability in the Magic Embeds WordPress plugin that allows users with the contributor role and above to perform Stored Cross-Site Scripting attacks.

  • How severe is CVE-2023-4799?

    CVE-2023-4799 has a severity score of 5.4, which is considered medium.

  • How does CVE-2023-4799 affect Magic Embeds?

    CVE-2023-4799 affects Magic Embeds version up to 3.1.2.

  • What is the CWE of CVE-2023-4799?

    The CWE of CVE-2023-4799 is 79, which is for Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting').

  • Is there a fix for CVE-2023-4799?

    Yes, the fix for CVE-2023-4799 is to update Magic Embeds plugin to version 3.1.2 or later.


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