Remote code execution in WPGateway plugin for WordPress

Published: 2022-09-14
Risk Critical
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-3180
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor WPGateway

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Improper Authorization

EUVDB-ID: #VU67294

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 9.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:U/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-3180

CWE-ID: CWE-285 - Improper Authorization

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise the web application.

The vulnerability exists due to missing authorization checks. A remote non-authenticated attacker can send a specially crafted request to the affected plugin and add an administrative user account into your WordPress installation.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary PHP code on the server.

Note, the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild as of September 8.


Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

WPGateway: All versions

External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.