CVE-2020-28650: WordPress plugin vulnerability

The WPBakery plugin before 6.4.1 for WordPress allows XSS because it calls kses_remove_filters to disable the standard WordPress XSS protection mechanism for the Author and Contributor roles.

How to mitigate CVE-2020-28650

Time needed: 5 minutes.

Follow the instructions, as they will assist you in mitigating the WordPress vulnerability that been reported in CVE-2020-28650.

  1. Install the latest version of WordPress

    Navigate to the official WordPress website and download the latest version of WordPress. The latest version contains the CVE-2020-28650 fix.
    Update to the latest version

  2. Perform a vulnerability assessment

    Perform a scan on your WordPress environment(s), and check for vulnerabilities. Verify if CVE-2020-28650 has been mitigated.

  3. Utilize the references

    The CVE-2020-28650 references have been provided for a reason. Utilize these references and make sure that you are correctly informed.

References

  • www.wordfence.com/blog/2020/10/vulnerability-exposes-over-4-million-sites-using-wpbakery/
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