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This post provides the details of a vulnerability in the WordPress plugin Form Maker not discovered by us, where the discoverer hadn’t provided the details needed for us to confirm the vulnerability while we were adding it to the data set for our service, so its contents are limited to subscribers of our service. If you are not currently a subscriber, you can try out the service for free and then you can view the contents of the post. There are a lot of other reason that you will want to sign up beyond access to posts like this one, including that you would have already been warned about this vulnerability if your website was vulnerable due to it.
One of the ways we are very different from the other sources of vulnerability data on WordPress plugins that we are aware of, is that we actually review each reported vulnerability when preparing to add it to our data. That means that we can provide higher quality data than other sources, so you don’t get told among other things that an unfixed vulnerability has been fixed and don’t get warned about vulnerabilities that don’t exist as you do with other sources. That also means we have looked at numerous reports and we have seen the good and the bad of handling of security in WordPress plugins. Something we ran across recently managed to surprise us and is a good reminder that even popular plugins can have glaring security failures that are left in place for years.