WordPress Plugins and Themes

Vulnerability & Patch Roundup — June 2022

Vulnerability reports and responsible disclosures are essential for website security awareness and education. Automated attacks targeting known software vulnerabilities are one of the leading causes of website compromises. To help educate website owners on emerging threats to their environments, we’ve compiled a list of important security updates and vulnerability patches for the WordPress ecosystem this

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How to Find & Clean Up the AnonymousFox Hack

The AnonymousFox hack targets insecure websites and actively exploits them to spread phishing, spam, and other malware. A major nuisance for website owners, it also happens to be one of the more prevalent types of malware seen on client sites in the past two years. In this post we’ll describe what AnonymousFox is and how

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2021 Threat Report Webinar

The threat landscape is constantly shifting. As attackers continue to hone their tools and exploit new vulnerabilities, our team works diligently to identify and analyze threats posed to webmasters. So – what do you need to do to stay one step ahead of attackers? Join Sucuri researcher Ben Martin on July 6th in our latest

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Analysis of the Massive NDSW/NDSX Malware Campaign

Recently, Avast’s researchers Pavel Novák and Jan Rubín posted a detailed writeup about the “Parrot TDS” campaign involving more than 16,500 infected websites. Such massive infections don’t go unnoticed by Sucuri and we immediately recognized that the infection in their writeup belonged to the campaign we internally refer to as “ndsw/ndsx” malware. We’ve been tracking

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Vulnerability & Patch Round-up — May 2022

Vulnerability reports and responsible disclosures are essential for website security awareness and education. Automated attacks targeting known software vulnerabilities are one of the leading causes of website compromises. We’ve compiled a list of some important security updates and vulnerability patches for the WordPress ecosystem for May, 2022. Critical Privilege Escalation Vulnerability in Jupiter and JupiterX

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Massive WordPress JavaScript Injection Campaign Redirects to Ads 

Our remediation and research teams regularly find malicious redirects on client sites. These infections automatically redirect site visitors to third-party websites with malicious resources, scam pages, or commercial websites with the intention of generating illegitimate traffic. As outlined in our latest hacked website report, we’ve been tracking a long-lasting campaign responsible for injecting malicious scripts

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Vulnerability Roundup – April 2022

Vulnerability reports and responsible disclosures are essential for website security awareness and education. Automated attacks targeting known software vulnerabilities are one of the leading causes of website compromises. To help educate website owners on emerging threats to their environments, we’ve compiled a list of important security updates and vulnerability patches for the WordPress ecosystem this

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Critical RCE Vulnerability in Elementor WordPress Plugin

Security Risk: High Exploitation Level: Easy CVSS Score: 9.9 Vulnerability: Remote code execution (RCE) Patched Version: 3.6.3 On April 12th, an important security update was released for the Elementor plugin patching a critical remote code vulnerability which allows all authenticated users, including subscribers, to upload and execute arbitrary PHP code on a vulnerable website. This

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Vulnerable Plugin Exploited in Spam Redirect Campaign

Some weeks ago a critical unauthenticated privilege escalation vulnerability was discovered in old, unpatched versions of the wp-user-avatar plugin. It also allows for arbitrary file uploads, which is where we have been seeing the infections start. This plugin has over 400,000 installations so we have seen a sustained campaign to infect sites with this plugin

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An Overview of Basic WordPress Hardening

We have discussed in the past how out-of-the-box security configurations tend to not be very secure. This is usually true for all software and WordPress is no exception. While there are a plethora of different ways that site owners can lock down their website, in this post we are going to review the most basic

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