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Warning for WordPress admins: uninstall the Modern WPBakery plugin immediately!

19
Jul
2022
Warning for WordPress admins: uninstall the Modern WPBakery plugin immediately!

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WordPress admins are being warned to remove a buggy plugin or risk a total site takeover.

This particular threat relates to a plugin which is no longer in use: Modern WPBakery page builder addons. The vulnerability in the plugin, known as CVE-2021-24284, allows “unauthenticated arbitrary file upload via the ‘uploadFontIcon’ AJAX action”. This means that attackers could upload rogue PHP files to the WordPress site, leading to remote code execution and a complete site takeover.

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