20K WordPress Sites Exposed by Insecure Plugin REST-API

20K WordPress Sites Exposed by Insecure Plugin REST-API-01

The WordPress WP HTML Mail plugin for personalized emails is vulnerable to code injection and phishing due to XSS.

More than 20,000 WordPress sites are vulnerable to malicious code injection, phishing scams and more as the result of a high-severity cross-site scripting (XSS) bug discovered in the WordPress Email Template Designer – WP HTML Mail, a plugin for designing custom emails.

The new vulnerability (CVE-2022-0218, CVSS score 8.3) was found by Wordfence researcher Chloe Chamberland, and was caused by a faulty configuration in the REST-API routes used to update the template and change settings, Chamberland explained in the disclosure.

Read More: https://threatpost.com/wordpress-insecure-plugin-rest-api/177866/