An issue was discovered in the Ultimate Member plugin before 2.1.12 for WordPress, aka Authenticated Privilege Escalation via Profile Update. Any user with wp-admin access to the profile.php page could supply the parameter um-role with a value set to any role (e.g., Administrator) during a profile update, and effectively escalate their privileges.
How to mitigate CVE-2020-36156
Time needed: 5 minutes.
Follow the instructions, as they will assist you in mitigating the WordPress vulnerability that been reported in CVE-2020-36156.
- 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-2020-36156 fix.
- Perform a vulnerability assessment
Perform a scan on your WordPress environment(s), and check for vulnerabilities. Verify if CVE-2020-36156 has been mitigated.
- Utilize the references
The CVE-2020-36156 references have been provided for a reason. Utilize these references and make sure that you are correctly informed.