Plugin inspection: Instant Articles

Use with caution

Last revised:

Confidence: Medium
This plugin has been given a short, targeted code review.

Before using this plugin, you should carefully consider these findings. Read more about this recommendation.


  • Allows users with permission to edit settings to insert unfiltered HTML into the admin area settings – i.e. Settings > Instant Articles > Feed. Insert ‘”onclick=”alert(1)’ into the “Number of Articles” field

Reason for the 'Use with caution' result

The plugin contains or is likely to contain a vulnerability which could be exploited by a privileged user to affect the site’s confidentiality, integrity or availability in a manner exceeding their privileges:

Allows admins to insert unfiltered HTML in to the settings fields

Failure criteria

  • Lack of proper output escaping

Read more about our failure criteria.