WordPress Ultimate Member Plugin Vulnerability

Today it was announced that “critical and severe vulnerabilities” affect a WordPress community building plugin called, Ultimate Member was patched.This is how Wordfence describes the seriousness of this exploit:
“This vulnerability is considered very critical as it makes it possible for originally unauthenticated users to easily escalate their privileges to those of an administrator. Once an attacker has administrative access to a WordPress site, they have effectively taken over the entire site and can perform any action, from taking the site offline to further infecting the site with malware.”

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WordPress Ultimate Member Plugin Vulnerability