PSA: Zero-Day Vulnerability in WPGateway Actively Exploited in the Wild
On September 8, 2022, the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team became aware of an actively exploited zero-day vulnerability being used to add a malicious administrator user to sites running the WPGateway plugin. We released a firewall rule to Wordfence Premium, Wordfence Care, and Wordfence Response customers to block the exploit on the same day, September 8, 2022.
Sites still running the free version of Wordfence will receive the same protection 30 days later, on October 8, 2022. The Wordfence firewall has successfully blocked over 4.6 million attacks targeting this vulnerability against more than 280,000 sites in the past 30 days.
Description: Unauthenticated Privilege Escalation
Affected Plugin: WPGateway
Plugin Slug: wpgateway
Plugin Developer: Jack Hopman/WPGateway