21 Dec

Closures of Very Popular WordPress Plugins, Week of December 21

While we already are far ahead of other companies in keeping up with vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins (amazingly that isn’t an exaggeration), in looking in to how we could get even better we noticed that in a recent instance were a vulnerability was exploited in a plugin, we probably could have warned our customers about the vulnerability even sooner if we had looked at the plugin when it was first closed on the Plugin Directory instead of when the vulnerability was fixed (though as far as we are aware the exploitation started after we had warned our customers of the fix). So we are now monitoring to see if any of the 1,000 most popular plugins are closed on the Plugin Directory and then seeing if it looks like that was due to a vulnerability.

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17 Dec

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)/Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability in Comprehensive Google Map Plugin

Yesterday one of the 1,000 most popular WordPress plugins in the Plugin Directory, Comprehensive Google Map Plugin, was closed. No reason has been given for that.

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