Critical Vulnerability Detected in WooCommerce Payments – March 2023

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A Vulnerability Discovered in WooCommerce Payments Could Put Your Store at Risk

On March 22, 2023, a vulnerability was discovered in WooCommerce Payments that could allow unauthorized admin access to impacted stores. While the issue has been mitigated for sites hosted on, Pressable, and WPVIP, those with WooCommerce Payments 4.8.0 and higher installed and activated on their site, that are not hosted on and which have not updated to a patched version, are still potentially vulnerable to this issue.

How to Ensure Your Site is Secure and Up-to-Date

To ensure that your site is secure and up-to-date, check for any available updates from the WP Admin dashboard. Once a secure version has been installed, check for any unexpected admin users or posts on your site, and update passwords for admin users, as well as any Payment Gateway and WooCommerce API keys used on your site. For those who need assistance with the upgrade process, ReVibe Digital offers services to help with WooCommerce upgrades, security hardening, performance optimisation, and more.

WooCommerce Strives to Investigate and Communicate with Customers Quickly

WooCommerce takes the security of their customers’ sites seriously and works diligently to track and patch any vulnerabilities as quickly as possible. They also strive to investigate, act, and communicate with their merchants and customers as quickly as possible. While identifying a new vulnerability is uncommon, WooCommerce recognises the importance of promptly addressing any potential issues to ensure the continued safety of their customers’ sites.

Need Help with Upgrading Your WooCommerce Site?

If you’re concerned about the vulnerability discovered in WooCommerce Payments or need assistance with upgrading your site, Revibe can help. As experts in WooCommerce upgrades, Revibe offers services such as core and plugin upgrades, theme updates, security hardening, performance optimisation, and more. Contact Revibe today to learn more about their services and how they can help ensure that your WooCommerce site is secure and up-to-date.

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