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WordPress Design Flaw Leads to WooCommerce RCE

7 min read 6 Nov 2018 by Simon Scannell
A flaw in the way WordPress handles privileges can lead to a privilege escalation in WordPress plugins. This affects for example WooCommerce, the most popular e-commerce plugin with over 4 million installations. The vulnerability allows shop managers to delete certain files on the server and then to take over any administrator account (CVE-2018-20714).