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Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)


Severity Medium
Score 6.8/10


Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in the Mail On Update plugin before 5.2.0 for WordPress allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of administrators for requests that change the "List of alternative recipients" via the mailonupdate_mailto parameter in the mail-on-update page to wp-admin/options-general.php. NOTE: a third party claims that 5.2.1 and 5.2.2 are also vulnerable, but the issue might require a separate CVE identifier since this might reflect an incomplete fix.

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CWE-352 - Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) is a vulnerability that allows an attacker to make arbitrary requests in an authenticated vulnerable web application and disrupt the integrity of the victim’s session. The impact of a successful CSRF attack may range from minor to severe, depending upon the capabilities exposed by the vulnerable application and privileges of the user. An attacker may force the user to perform state-changing requests like transferring funds, changing their email address or password etc. However, if an administrative level account is affected, it may compromise the whole web application and associated sensitive data.


Advisory Timeline

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