The Advanced Custom Fields plugin before 5.8.12 for WordPress mishandles the escaping of strings in Select2 dropdowns, potentially leading to XSS.
How to mitigate CVE-2020-36172
Time needed: 5 minutes.
Follow the instructions, as they will assist you in mitigating the WordPress vulnerability that been reported in CVE-2020-36172.
- 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-2020-36172 fix.
- Perform a vulnerability assessment
Perform a scan on your WordPress environment(s), and check for vulnerabilities. Verify if CVE-2020-36172 has been mitigated.
- Utilize the references
The CVE-2020-36172 references have been provided for a reason. Utilize these references and make sure that you are correctly informed.