WordPress Authenticated SQL Injection

An authenticated SQL injection is an injection attack of using wrong solutions for database abstraction library. Successful exploitation can have catastrophic effects on the whole WordPress ecosystem. Th WordPress versions before WordPress 2.3.0-4.7.5.

Impact

Depending on the back-end database configuration, its privilege setup and the operating system, a hacker can mount one or more of the following type of attacks :

  • Reading, updating and deleting arbitrary data/tables from the database.
  • Executing commands on the underlying operating system.

Mitigation / Precaution

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