CVE-2022-45071 The premium WPML Multilingual plugin has a CSRF vulnerability.

CVE-2022-45071 The premium WPML Multilingual plugin has a CSRF vulnerability.

CSRF is a type of web application vulnerability that occurs when an attacker tricks a user into performing an action on a web application that the user does not intend to perform. This can be accomplished by tricking the user into clicking a link or opening an unexpected or suspicious email. The WPML plugin is an online translation management system for WordPress. When you install the WPML plugin, you can choose to manage your site’s multilingual capabilities through a variety of languages. You can also choose to manage your site’s translations through a number of different plugins. The WPML plugin has the ability to sync a number of different translation files from other plugins or from the WordPress installation itself. As a result, any vulnerabilities in the other plugins installed on your site could potentially put your site’s translations at risk. This tutorial will show you how to protect your site’s translations by installing the WPML Security Scanner plugin.

What you’ll need to complete this tutorial:

- The WPML plugin installed on your WordPress site
- A copy of the WPML Security Scanner plugin
- A Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser
- An account with your hosting service and SSH access to the server

Install WPML Security Scanner

The WPML Security Scanner plugin is a security plugin for WordPress. This plugin scans your site for any vulnerabilities that could put your site’s translations at risk. This plugin is designed to scan your WordPress installation and all of the plugins on your site. To install this plugin, go to “Plugins -> Add New” and search for the "WPML Security Scanner" plugin. Once you have found this plugin, click “Install Now.” Once it has been installed, click “Activate Plugin” to activate this security scanner on your website.

Install the WPML Security Scanner Plugin

The WPML Security Scanner plugin is a free plugin that scans your site for known vulnerabilities and errors, as well as other plugins. One of the features of the WPML Security Scanner plugin is its ability to scan your site for any vulnerability that could put your translations at risk. This can be accomplished by installing the WPML Security Scanner plugin in the following way:

1) Search for and install the WPML Security Scanner plugin from the WordPress repository.
2) Activate the plugin on your site.
3) From within Settings > Security, make sure you have checked "Scan other plugins" in order to ensure that all available plugins are scanned.

WPML Security Scanner

The WPML Security Scanner plugin is a free and voluntary tool that can scan your site for vulnerabilities. The WPML Security Scanner plugin scans the following:
- Every translation file in your installs directory
- Any files loaded via wp_get_translations()
- The wp_locale API function
As a result, you can see if any of the plugins installed on your site are vulnerable to CSRF attacks.  To enable the WPML Security Scanner, please follow these steps:

What is WPML Security Scanner?

WPML Security Scanner is a plugin that will scan your site for potential security vulnerabilities and notify you of any potential problems. This plugin will also provide a quick solution to potentially remediate those issues. It can be used with the WPML security scanner for premium users or on a standalone basis by non-premium users.
The WPML Security Scanner plugin creates an internal database of all translations on your site and scans them against known vulnerabilities. You’ll want to use this plugin whenever you install translation plugins or if you’ve recently translated your site from one language to another. Just make sure that you enable the WordPress Auto Update feature for the WordPress installation before installing it, too, so that it can update itself as needed.

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