Advisory Published


First published: Mon Nov 20 2023(Updated: )

The Audio Merchant plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Cross-Site Request Forgery in all versions up to, and including, 5.0.4. This is due to missing or incorrect nonce validation on the function audio_merchant_add_audio_file function. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to upload arbitrary files via a forged request granted they can trick a site administrator into performing an action such as clicking on a link.

Credit: security@wordfence.com

Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
Myaudiomerchant Audio Merchant<=5.0.4

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is CVE-2023-6196?

    CVE-2023-6196 is a vulnerability found in the Audio Merchant plugin for WordPress, which allows unauthenticated attackers to perform Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks.

  • What is the severity of CVE-2023-6196?

    The severity of CVE-2023-6196 is high, with a CVSS score of 8.8.

  • What software versions are affected by CVE-2023-6196?

    All versions of the Audio Merchant plugin for WordPress up to and including 5.0.4 are affected by CVE-2023-6196.

  • How can unauthenticated attackers exploit CVE-2023-6196?

    Unauthenticated attackers can exploit CVE-2023-6196 by performing Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks on the audio_merchant_add_audio_file function, due to missing or incorrect nonce validation.

  • Where can I find more information about CVE-2023-6196?

    You can find more information about CVE-2023-6196 on the Wordfence threat intelligence page and the Audio Merchant plugin's source code on WordPress plugins repository.


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