Critical flaw in WooCommerce can be used to compromise WordPress websites

WooCommerce, a popular plug-in for running WordPress-based online stores, contains a critical vulnerability that could allow attackers to take over websites. Technical details about the vulnerability have not been published yet, but the WooCommerce team released updates and attackers could reverse-engineer the patch.

“Although what we know at this time is limited, what we do know is that the vulnerability allows for unauthenticated administrative takeover of websites,” researchers from web security firm Sucuri said in a blog post. “Website administrators using this plugin are advised to issue the patch as soon as possible and check for any suspicious activity within their WordPress websites such as any administrative actions performed from unrecognized IP addresses.”

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