CVE-2022-40488 - Multiple Cross-Site Request Forgery on ProcessWire

1. Vulnerability Properties

Title: Multiple Cross-Site Request Forgery on ProcessWire
CVE ID: CVE-2022-40488
CVSSv3 Base Score: 6.1 (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)
Vendor: ProcessWire
Products: ProcessWire
Advisory Release Date: 06 Apr 2023
Advisory URL:
Credits: Discovery by Filipe Azevedo (filipaze) <fa[at]> & Guilherme Santos (rondons) <gs[at]>

2. Vulnerability Summary

ProcessWire v3.0.200 was discovered to contain Cross Site Request Forgery in critical functions, allowing a malicious user to create a super admin account.

3. Vulnerable Versions

  • <= 3.0.200

4. Solution

  • Update to version 3.0.206

5. Vulnerability Timeline

  • 09/Sept/22 - Bug reported to ProcessWire
  • 12/Sept/22 - Bug verified by vendor
  • 31/Oct/22 - Bug fixed by vendor
  • 06/Apr/23 - Advisory released

6. References

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