A patch released this week for WordPress GDPR Cookie Consent plugin used by more than 700,000 websites fixed critical vulnerabilities that would let attackers change and delete content as well as inject malicious JavaScript code.

The GDPR Cookie Consent plugin aids sites in complying with EU GDPR/Cookie Law regulations and is maintained by WebToffee.

Noting that even “users who do not use Wordfence Premium have a clear upgrade path” now that the patch is available, Wordfence described “how improper access controls lead to a stored cross-site scripting vulnerability in the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin that emerged after it was removed from the repository” and released details on the vulnerability.

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