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Incorrect Authorization


Severity Medium
Score 6.3/10


The WordPress plugin, Email Subscribers & Newsletters, before 4.2.3 had a flaw that allowed users with edit_post capabilities to manage plugin settings and email campaigns.

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CWE-863 - Incorrect Authorization

Authorization is a security mechanism performed by an application to grant or deny access to the requested resources by verifying the privileges of the user. When an application lacks effective authorization mechanisms, it enables unauthorized users to gain unintended privileges and illegitimate access to resources. Such a vulnerability may result in exposure of sensitive information, denial of service, arbitrary code execution, and complete system takeover.


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