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Protect Your WordPress Site from Critical Vulnerabilities
Intro: If you're running a WordPress site, you need to be aware of critical vulnerabilities that could leave your site open to attack. In this article, we'll discuss two such vulnerabilities and provide tips on how to protect your site.
Critical Vulnerability in Elementor Pro
If you're using Elementor Pro and WooCommerce on your WordPress site, you need to check if you're running the latest version of the plugin. Elementor Pro has released version 3.11.7, which addresses a critical vulnerability that allows any authenticated user to update any WordPress setting on the site. This vulnerability can be exploited if the attacker has a subscriber or customer user role. Elementor Pro versions 3.11.6 and below are affected by this vulnerability.
To protect your site from this vulnerability, make sure you update your Elementor Pro plugin to version 3.11.7 or above.
Unauthenticated Account Takeover Vulnerability in tagDiv Composer
If you're using the tagDiv Composer plugin on your WordPress site, you need to be aware of an unauthenticated account takeover vulnerability. The plugin, required by themes such as Newspaper and Newsmag, does not properly implement the Facebook login feature, allowing attackers to log in as any user on the site by just knowing their email address. This vulnerability exists in tagDiv Composer versions lower than 3.5.
Newspaper has fixed this vulnerability in version 12.1, and Newsmag has fixed it in version 5.2.2. If you're using either of these themes, make sure you're running the latest version of the theme to protect your site from this vulnerability.
Protecting Your WordPress Site from Vulnerabilities
To protect your WordPress site from critical vulnerabilities, follow these tips:
- Take a backup of your WordPress sites, images, and databases regularly.
- Keep your WordPress, plugins, and themes up-to-date with the latest versions.
- Use WordPress security plugins like Wordfence to safeguard your site from attacks.
- Always use strong passwords for your login details, and make sure that WordPress and PHP versions are up-to-date.
Don't leave your WordPress site open to attacks. Take steps to protect your site from critical vulnerabilities like the ones we've discussed in this article. If you need any help or support, contact us at Yatosha Web Service at email@example.com. Stay safe and secure!