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Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities in Elementor Impact Over 7 Million Sites

On February 23, 2021, the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team responsibly disclosed a set of stored Cross-Site Scripting vulnerabilities in Elementor, a WordPress plugin which “is now actively installed and used on more than 7M websites” according to a recent announcement on the Elementor blog. These vulnerabilities allowed any user able to access the Elementor editor, including contributors, to add JavaScript to posts. This JavaScript would be executed if the post was viewed, edited, or previewed by any other site user, and could be used to take over a site if the victim was an administrator.

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