Advisory Published


First published: Wed Nov 15 2023(Updated: )

The Elementor Addon Elements plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Stored Cross-Site Scripting via admin settings in versions up to, and including, 1.12.7 due to insufficient input sanitization and output escaping. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with administrator-level permissions and above, to inject arbitrary web scripts in pages that will execute whenever a user accesses an injected page. This only affects multi-site installations and installations where unfiltered_html has been disabled.


Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
Webtechstreet Elementor Addon Elements<=1.12.7

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is CVE-2023-5381?

    CVE-2023-5381 is a vulnerability in the Elementor Addon Elements plugin for WordPress that allows for stored cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

  • How severe is CVE-2023-5381?

    CVE-2023-5381 has a severity rating of medium, with a CVSS score of 4.4.

  • Which version of the Elementor Addon Elements plugin is affected by CVE-2023-5381?

    Versions up to and including 1.12.7 of the Elementor Addon Elements plugin for WordPress are affected by CVE-2023-5381.

  • How can authenticated attackers exploit CVE-2023-5381?

    With administrator-level permissions, authenticated attackers can exploit CVE-2023-5381 through stored cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via the admin settings of the plugin.

  • Is there a fix available for CVE-2023-5381?

    Yes, updating to a version of the Elementor Addon Elements plugin for WordPress beyond 1.12.7 will mitigate the vulnerability.


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