Severe Vulnerability Impacting 600,000 Sites Patched in Limit Login Attempts

The Wordfence team responsibly disclosed an unauthenticated stored Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability in Limit Login Attempts, a WordPress plugin installed on over 600,000 sites that provides site owners with the ability to block IP addresses that have made repeated failed login attempts.

The plugin is vulnerable in versions up to, and including, 1.7.1. A patch addressing this vulnerability was released on April 4, 2023 as version 1.7.2. We recommend all site owners update to version 1.7.2 as soon as possible.

All WordFence users, including those still using the free version of the plugin, are protected by the Wordfence firewall against any exploits targeting this vulnerability.

Source and more details:

Posted in Updates, Vulnerability.