Fortinet Discovers WordPress Blog2Social SQL Injection Vulnerability


Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a SQL injection vulnerability in Adenion Blog2Social plugin for WordPress.

Blog2Social is a Social Media Auto-Posting and Scheduling Plugin for WordPress Sites and Blogs. Blog2Social automatically creates social media posts for your content and auto-posts at the best times for each network. Save time and pain of manually sharing and promoting your site on social media.

A SQL injection vulnerability exists in the Adenion Blog2Social plugin through 5.5.0 for WordPress. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability would allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary SQL commands on the affected system.


FortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:

User should apply the patch provided by Adenion


Fortinet reported the vulnerability to Adenion on 09 July, 2019

Adenion confirmed the vulnerability on 12 July, 2019

Adenion fixed the vulnerability in the upcoming version of Blog2Social on 12 July, 2019

Adenion released Blog2Social 5.6.0 which fixed the vulnerability on 22 July, 2019


This vulnerability was discovered by Tin Duong of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs

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