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  4. Web Attack: WordPress Plugins Unauthorized Access

Web Attack: WordPress Plugins Unauthorized Access

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.

Description

This signature detects the attempt to bypass the security mechanism and gain unauthorized access. This may lead to further attacks.

Additional Information

WordPress plugins that fail to properly implement the authorization checks on server side are prone to unauthorized-access vulnerabilities.

Successfully exploiting these issues may allow an attacker to gain unauthorized access, obtain sensitive information and perform unauthorized actions; This may lead to other attacks.

Affected

  • Various WordPress plugins.

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