Stored cross-site scripting in Charts plugin for WordPress

Published: 2023-09-26
Risk Low
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2023-5062
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
WordPress Charts
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor WebFactory Ltd

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Stored cross-site scripting

EUVDB-ID: #VU81120

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2023-5062


Exploit availability:


The disclosed vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data in the "wp_charts" shortcode. A remote user can inject and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in user's browser in context of vulnerable website.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to steal potentially sensitive information, change appearance of the web page, perform phishing and drive-by-download attacks.


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

Vulnerable software versions

WordPress Charts: 0.5.2 - 0.7.0

Fixed software versions

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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