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Incorrect Authorization


Severity Medium
Score 5.4/10


The Amelia WordPress plugin before 1.0.48 does not have proper authorisation when handling Amelia SMS service, allowing any customer to send paid test SMS notification as well as retrieve sensitive information about the admin, such as the email, account balance and payment history. A malicious actor can abuse this vulnerability to drain out the account balance by keep sending SMS notification.

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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.


Advisory Timeline

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