Experts warn that hackers are massively exploiting an RCE vulnerability (CVE-2021-25094) in the Tatsu Builder plugin for WordPress, which is installed on about 100,000 sites.
According to experts, about 50,000 sites still use the vulnerable version of the plugin, although the patch has been available since early April. Recall that we also wrote that Malware for iPhone Can Work Even When the Device Is turned off reads. Tatsu Builder is a popular plugin that offers template editing features right in the browser. The CVE-2021-25094 vulnerability was discovered by independent researcher Vincent Michel in March of this year, and at the same time the specialist published a PoC exploit. This bug allows remote execution of the arbitrary code on servers with an outdated version of the plugin (all builds before 3.3.12). The plugin developers released a fix on April 7, 2022 (version 3.3.13) and notified users of the issue via email, urging them to install the patch as soon as possible. But as Wordfence analysts now report, between 20,000 and 50,000 sites with a vulnerable version of Tatsu Builder are still available on the network, and hackers are already attacking vulnerable resources. Large waves of attacks began on May 10, 2022 and are still ongoing. Wordfence reports millions of attacks on its clients. The company writes that on May 14 alone it blocked 5.9 million attack attempts.
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