WooCommerce sellers generally use the YITH WooCommerce Gift Cards Premium to promote gift card sales through their websites. A recent critical flaw has allowed hackers to upload files, including web shells, to sites installed with the plugin, giving them complete control over the website. The plugin has over 50,000 installs worldwide, making the unauthorized attack prevalent. Experts have termed the flaw CVE-2022-45359 (CVSS v3: 9.8), affecting the plugin versions until 3.19.0. Versions 3.20.0 and 3.21.0 have security updates, and experts advise WooCommerce merchants to update these safer versions. WordPress security experts at Wordfence explain that the hackers are targeting sites running on older, outdated versions through upload backdoors on the sites, and remote code execution, to take over the platforms.
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