Fortinet Discovers WordPress Events Manager Plugin CSV Injection Vulnerability


Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a CSV / Macro Injection vulnerability in the WordPress Events Manager plugin.

Events Manager is a full-featured event registration plugin for WordPress based on the principles of flexibility, reliability and powerful features. The plugin has over 100,000+ active installations and offers a PRO version with extended support.

A CSV Injection vulnerability was discovered in Events Manager Plugin version It allows an unauthenticated or a low privileged user to inject OS command that will be included in the exported CSV file, leading to possible command/code execution.


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

Released Feb 05, 2020

Update the plugin to  the latest version - EVENTS MANAGER & PRO


Fortinet reported the vulnerability to WP Events Plugin Team on February 04, 2020.

WP Events Plugin team confirmed the vulnerability on  February 04, 2020.

WP Events Plugin team patched the vulnerability on  February 05, 2020.


This vulnerability was discovered by Vishnupriya Ilango of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

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