WooCommerce Vulnerability Recently Fixed

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A design flaw within the WordPress permission system and the eCommerce plugin, WooCommerce, could allow someone to alter account privileges on your WordPress website.

According to new research by Simon Scannell, a researcher for PHP Security firm RIPS Tech, when WooCommerce is installed it will create a Shop Manager role. The Shop Manager user role has the “edit_users” WordPress capability/permission enabled. This capability allows users to edit any WordPress user.


WooCommerce Updated

However, there is good news. This vulnerability was fixed on October 11th with the release of WooCommerce version 3.4.6.

If you have a WooCommerce based eCommerce website, it is important to check the version of the installed plugin. Should you discover that it is older than version 3.4.6, upgrade to the latest version of WooCommerce to help prevent this potential security risk.


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