#VU28521 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Published: 2020-06-02

Vulnerability identifier: #VU28521

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]



Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Page Builder: PageLayer – Drag and Drop website builder
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor: Pagelayer Team


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper permission checks in several AJAX actions, such as "wp_ajax_pagelayer_save_content", "wp_ajax_pagelayer_update_site_title" and "wp_ajax_pagelayer_save_template". A remote authenticated attacker can change any data on a page edited with PageLayer, change a site title or create new PageLayer templates that were saved as new posts.

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Vulnerable software versions

Page Builder: PageLayer – Drag and Drop website builder: 0.9.0 - 1.1.1


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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.

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