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Vulnerability in two popular Wordpress extensions affects millions of sites


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Elementor and WP Super Cache are two popular Wordpress extensions that both carry serious vulnerabilities according to security researchers from Wordfence. The vulnerability in the Elementor add-on allows a perpetrator to load Javascript on pages, while the vulnerability in WP Super Cache makes it possible to run malicious code on pages. Elementor is used by more than seven million web pages and WP Super Cache is used by two million sites. Users are encouraged to update these two extensions as soon as possible or risk leaving their Wordpress sites vulnerable for takeover.

Wordfence writes that "since posts created by contributors are typically reviewed by editors or administrators before publishing, any JavaScript added to one of these posts would be executed in the reviewer’s browser. If an administrator reviewed a post containing malicious JavaScript, their authenticated session with high-level privileges could be used to create a new malicious administrator, or to add a backdoor to the site. An attack on this vulnerability could lead to site takeover."

Are you using any of these extensions? 

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