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How to report a catastrophic plugin exploit? (3 posts)

  1. WStringer2
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello everyone,

    Can someone tell me the best way to report a catastrophic plugin hack with posting the details of the exploit for all the web to see?

    It's a plugin that is in the WP Plugin Repository, and with a malformed URL I can initiate a procedure (within the plugin) that deletes ALL of the images in the WordPress database. Unfortunately, I speak from experience as this happened to us.

    Thankfully it's not a very popular plugin, but it has been downloaded several thousand times so I'd like to warn people who may be using it...without posting details of the exploit.

    Thanks,

    Walt

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Please email all of the relevant details to plugins [at] wordpress.org as well as to the plugin's developer (if possible).

  3. WStringer2
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Will do...thanks esmi!

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