By Prebuilt Sites Team
March 2, 2022
The main reason websites get hacked is because they are using vulnerable plugins and themes. Each month author Michael Moore creates a WordPress Vulnerability Report, so you can learn whether you need to patch any of the plugins or themes you are using for you website. This month over 400 widely used plugins were discovered with security vulnerabilities. This is why here at Prebuilt Sites and The BBS Agency, we host and maintain our client sites. We stay on top of the security news like this and as soon as a possible security issue if found, our team lets us know and we patch sites. When you work with us, you are able to sleep soundly knowing that our team is on it if any security issues were to arise on your website. If you have any questions about your website’s security or want us to handle it for you, reach out to us at Prebuilt Sites or The BBS Agency. We’d love to help you out!
Vulnerable plugins and themes are the #1 reason WordPress websites get hacked. The weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report powered by WPScan covers recent WordPress plugin, theme, and core vulnerabilities, and what to do if you run one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on your website.
Each vulnerability will have a severity rating of Low, Medium, High, or Critical. Responsible disclosure and reporting of vulnerabilities is an integral part of keeping the WordPress community safe. New in this report: vulnerabilities are now listed in order by the number of active installs, rather than the date of the disclosure.
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WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities
In this section, the latest WordPress plugin vulnerabilities have been disclosed. Each plugin listing includes the type of vulnerability, the active installations, the version number if patched, and the severity rating.
400+ Plugins, Themes Impacted by Insecure Freemius Version
This week, it was discovered that many plugins and themes are using an insecure version of the Freemius Framework, which is used to power their upsell paths from free to Pro.
As of this report, over 400 plugins and 25 themes are impacted. Because the list is so large, we’re reporting an abbreviated list of the plugins impacted in the table below.
Actions to take:
WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities – No Known Fix
This section contains plugin vulnerabilities with no known fix. Until a patch is available, immediately uninstall and delete the plugin.
WordPress Theme Vulnerabilities
In this section, the latest WordPress theme vulnerabilities have been disclosed. Each theme listing includes the type of vulnerability, the active installations, the version number if patched, and the severity rating.
How to Protect Your WordPress Website From Vulnerable Plugins and Themes
As you can see from this report, lots of new WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities are disclosed each week. We know it can be difficult to stay on top of every reported vulnerability disclosure, so the iThemes Security Pro plugin makes it easy to make sure your site isn’t running a theme, plugin, or WordPress core version with a known vulnerability.
1. Install the iThemes Security Pro Plugin
The iThemes Security Pro plugin hardens your WordPress site against the most common ways that websites get hacked. With 30+ ways to secure your site in one easy to use plugin.
2. Enable the Site Scan to Check for Known Vulnerabilities
The Site Scanner checks your site for known vulnerabilities, including plugins, themes, and WordPress core. It also scans Google’s blocklist status and will alert you if Google has found any malware on your website.
3. Activate Automatic Vulnerability Patching
The Version Management feature in iThemes Security Pro integrates with the Site Scan to protect your site. Vulnerable themes, plugins and WordPress core versions will be automatically updated for you … so you don’t have to care about these reports.