CVE-2020-36176: WordPress plugin vulnerability

The iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) plugin before 7.7.0 for WordPress does not enforce a new-password requirement for an existing account until the second login occurs.

How to mitigate CVE-2020-36176

Time needed: 5 minutes.

Follow the instructions, as they will assist you in mitigating the WordPress vulnerability that been reported in CVE-2020-36176.

  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-2020-36176 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-2020-36176 has been mitigated.

  3. Utilize the references

    The CVE-2020-36176 references have been provided for a reason. Utilize these references and make sure that you are correctly informed.


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