Support » Plugin: Wordfence Security - Firewall & Malware Scan » Scan continues to report an outdated premium plugin

  • Resolved swissspaceboy

    (@swissspaceboy)


    Hello,

    I bought a premium plugin that has no automatic update in WordPress. The WF scan reports every day that this plugin needs an upgrade.

    For other standard plugins, this upgrade message is not repeated every day. For this premium plugin, the upgrade warning keeps coming up every day. Annoying.

    
    The Plugin "Content Protector" needs an upgrade (1.0.9 -> 1.0.12).

    Please check if your scan has a reporting bug for premium plugins.

    Plugin name:Content Protector (https://elements.envato.com/content-protector-protect-site-from-being-copied-FZK8NRM)

    Many thanks,

    Didier.

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  • Plugin Support wfphil

    (@wfphil)

    Hi @swissspaceboy

    This means that the premium plugin that you are using very likely has the same plugin slug name as another plugin that is available from the wordpress.org plugin repository. You can use the IGNORE option in the scan result for this.

    Thread Starter swissspaceboy

    (@swissspaceboy)

    Hello,

    Thanks for the reply. My question is more why the scan keeps reporting the same upgrade to do? I have other plugins that I need to update, but WF does not repeat it every day in the scan report. Like the below. 32 plugins to update and they are not shown every day. But this premium plugin is repeated every day. Why is this?

    Medium Severity Problems:
    * The Plugin “Content Protector” needs an upgrade (1.0.9 -> 1.0.12).
    32 existing issues were found again and are not shown.

    Thanks,

    Didier.

    PS: the plugin has the same name as another “content-protector” plugin.

    Plugin Support wfphil

    (@wfphil)

    Hi @swissspaceboy

    That means 32 existing issues were found again and are not shown, while the one listed in the email is new in the latest scan.

    Thread Starter swissspaceboy

    (@swissspaceboy)

    Hi,

    So is “New” synonym for 3-4 months? I haven’t updated this plugin for that period, and the scan runs daily.

    Again, why this plugin keeps being reported, while the other 32 plugins are just silent.

    Thanks,

    Didier.

    Plugin Support wfphil

    (@wfphil)

    Hi @swissspaceboy

    Thank you for the update.

    I looked for a content protector plugin that is in the WordPress repository that might have the same slug as your plugin but I couldn’t find a suitable candidate so your plugin might hook into WordPress’s updater and they can provide results from their own API when Wordfence checks for plugin updates.

    If the other 32 results were found in previous scans, then the email should only report the new or a changed one. If you previously had a result for that plugin’s version 1.0.11, and then 1.0.12 was released, that result is different enough to be emailed as a new issue.

    Thread Starter swissspaceboy

    (@swissspaceboy)

    Hello,

    Thanks for the reply. I might contact the plugin owner if he has any idea why this keeps popping up.

    I could see this plugin with the same name (slug?): https://plugins.svn.wordpress.org/content-protector/

    Maybe a conflict between both.

    Thanks,

    Didier.

    Plugin Support wfphil

    (@wfphil)

    Hi @swissspaceboy

    Thank you for the update.

    The scan result isn’t referencing that plugin as the last version tag number is 3.3.9

    https://plugins.svn.wordpress.org/content-protector/tags/

    Whereas your scan result is for the latest version of 1.0.12 which appears to match this premium plugin below:

    https://codecanyon.net/item/content-protector-for-wordpress-prevent-your-content-from-being-copied/32548460

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