Popular WordPress plugin urgently updated due to hacker attacks on vulnerable sites

A critical vulnerability in the WordPress plugin used on more than a million websites has been patched up after evidence emerged that hackers were exploiting it in attacks.

WordPress has released an automatic update to the popular Ninja Forms plugin after security researchers from WordFence warned that the vulnerability “could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code or delete arbitrary files on sites.”

In short, an attacker without authentication could take advantage of a security flaw in the Ninja Forms WordPress plugin to run the code of their choice and gain complete control over the vulnerable website.

That’s why WordPress has launched a forced update of WordPress websites that use vulnerable versions of the add-on.

This forced update of the plugin surprised some website ownersbecause it happened without prior notice.

According to WordFence, the bug is completely patched in versions 3.0.34.2, 3.1.10, 3.2.28, 3.3.21.4, 3.4.34.2, 3.5.8.4 and 3.6.11.



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