CVE-2022-2099 The WooCommerce WordPress plugin is vulnerable to stored HTML injection due to lack of escaping and sanitizing in the payment gateway titles.

CVE-2022-2099 The WooCommerce WordPress plugin is vulnerable to stored HTML injection due to lack of escaping and sanitizing in the payment gateway titles.

The issue can lead to a variety of attacks like stealing credit card information, scamming customers, and other issues. In this update of the plugin, the developers have patched the issue to prevent these attacks by properly sanitizing and escaping the data before sending it to the backend. In this update, we have fixed an issue where WooCommerce stores could be vulnerable to malicious attacks due to a lack of sanitization and escaping of the data before sending it to the backend. If you are using the plugin, make sure to update the plugin to the latest version.

What is Sanitization and Escaping in WordPress?

According to the WordPress Codex, "Sanitization and escaping are used in WordPress for security purposes. This process consists of filtering input and output values through several steps in order to remove any malicious code that may have been inserted."

Sanitization is the process of removing any malicious code that may have been inserted into data. Escaping is adding a character encoding to protect against cross-site scripting attacks. For example, if you were enter data such as '

How to Update WooCommerce plugin to the latest version?

The latest version of the plugin is 3.6.4. If you want to update the plugin, we have provided a link in the blog post that will help you do so. In order to update your WooCommerce plugin, make sure to refer to our blog post on how to update your plugin.

Table of Contents

"WooCommerce stores could be vulnerable to malicious attacks due to a lack of sanitization and escaping of the data before sending it to the backend."
- CVE-2022-2099
- Introduction
- What is WooCommerce?
- The nature of this update
- Table of Contents

New Feature: Add Custom Fields to WooCommerce Products

New Feature: Add Custom Fields to WooCommerce Products
In this update, we have added the ability for store owners to add custom fields on their shop. These fields will be available for you to use on any products in your shop and can be edited at any time from the product edit page. There is also an option to limit which products have custom fields enabled at the backend of your store. For those stores that are using a plugin like Easy Digital Downloads, they can also specify which products in their shop can use these new fields by adding a field id to their product attributes.

Sanitize and escape data before sending to the backend

The issue can lead to a variety of attacks like stealing credit card information, scamming customers, and other issues. In this update of the plugin, the developers have patched the issue to prevent these attacks by properly sanitizing and escaping the data before sending it to the backend.
If you are using the plugin, make sure to update the plugin to the latest version.

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