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Incorrect Authorization


Severity Medium
Score 5.3/10


The plugin Wbcom Designs – BuddyPress Group Reviews for WordPress is vulnerable to unauthorized settings changes and review modification due to missing capability checks and improper nonce checks in several functions related to said actions in versions up to, and including, 2.8.3. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to modify reviews and plugin settings on the affected site.

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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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