Improper access control in Security & Malware scan by CleanTalk plugin for WordPress

Published: 2020-07-07
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
Security & Malware scan by CleanTalk
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor CleanTalk Security

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Improper access control

EUVDB-ID: #VU29565

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 7.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]


CWE-ID: CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to otherwise restricted functionality.

The vulnerability exists due to improper access restrictions in several AJAX actions in the “security-malware-firewall/inc/spbc-admin.php” script. A remote authenticated attacker can make unauthorised AJAX call which could lead to arbitrary file deletion/download and function call.


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Vulnerable software versions

Security & Malware scan by CleanTalk: 1.0 - dev

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.