A vulnerability has been discovered in the WP-PostRatings plugin for WordPress, which can be exploited by malicious users to conduct SQL injection attacks.
Input passed via the "id" attribute of the "[ratings]" shortcode when creating posts is not properly sanitised in wp-content/plugins/wp-postratings/wp-postratings.php before being used in SQL queries. This can be exploited to manipulate SQL queries by injecting arbitrary SQL code.
Successful exploitation requires the "Author" role.
The vulnerability is confirmed in version 1.50 and reported in version 1.61. Prior versions may also be affected.
Solution: Update to version 1.62.
Provided and/or discovered by: Reported by the vendor.
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